Research Report

Social assets, low income and child wellbeing



Treanor MC (2016) Social assets, low income and child wellbeing. CRFR Research Briefing, 82. Centre for Research on Families and Relationships.

Social assets is a composite score that measures closeness and support from friends and family. Mothers having high levels of social assets removes the negative relationship between children’s social, emotional and behavioural (SEB) wellbeing and living in lone/separated families. Furthermore, children living in the lowest household income have SEB wellbeing that extends above the average for all children when their mothers have high levels of social assets.

Title of seriesCRFR Research Briefing
Number in series82
Publication date01/03/2016
PublisherCentre for Research on Families and Relationships
Publisher URL
ISSN of series2058-5020