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Cuts directly impacting on children’s well-being

17 Mar 2011 | The Children's Society

he Children's Society today (Thursday, 17 March) warns that the current economic situation is having a major impact on children's well-being.

In the run-up to next week's budget (Wednesday, 23 March), the leading children's charity has released a new report, which found that a decrease in family income is directly related to lower well-being for children.

The report, 'How Happy are our Children? Measuring children's well-being and exploring economic factors', revealed that young people whose family income has decreased in the past year are more than twice as likely to have lower well-being than those whose family income has increased.

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