Children’s wellbeing is shaped by factors within their immediate surroundings such as their household, for example their living arrangement: whether they are living with one or two parents, or in institutional care. Is their home adequately sized and/or heated?

It is also affected by factors external to the home; such as their schooling and peers and these can also have a profound impact on young people’s mental and physical health. Research shows that the early years are often the most important in influencing outcomes later in life, our researchers analyse the relative importance of factors determining child wellbeing to help inform policy and also critically evaluate existing measures.

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Researchers with current child well-being research interests