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Poverty and the psychosocial competencies of children : evidence from the Young Lives sample in four developing countries

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Using unique data from four developing countries, this paper explores the relationship between material poverty and the psychosocial competencies of children. Within a cohort of 12-year-olds, we find that measures of self-efficacy, sense of inclusion, self-esteem and educational aspirations all correlate with measures of the material well-being of the family in which they are growing up. In short, material circumstances shape these wider dimensions of child well-being. As other evidence ha...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
Research group:
Young Lives
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Department for International Development
Funding agency for:
Dercon, S
Grant:
R8544
Publisher:
Board of Regents of the University of Colorado
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Volume:
19
Issue:
2
Pages:
138-163
Publication date:
2009-09-01
ISSN:
1546-2250
Language:
English
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2014-10-10

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