The Children’s Society’s Good Childhood Report 2013 revealed declining levels of well-being amongst British children, with unhappiness particularly pronounced amongst teenagers. Finances were identified as a key factor.
Not long after, the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) published a study asserting that the cost of raising a child to the age of 18 had risen to almost £150,000, far outstripping wage and benefit increases. At a time when 52% of Britons are ‘on the edge financially’, how can anyone afford to raise a happy child?
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