Report finds most children are happy no matter what

Resource / Report finds most children are happy no matter what

By Anna Simpson / 18 May 2015

As reported in Quartz, a new survey of 53,000 children across 15 countries reveals that children tend to be happy regardless of the context of their lives.

'Children’s views on their lives and well-being in 15 countries: An initial report on the Children’s Worlds survey, 2013-14', published by the Children’s Worlds Project, finds that from Nepal to Norway, children between the ages of 10 and 12 say that they are largely satisfied with their lives. “Children tend to be more optimistic in life,” Elisabeth Backe-Hansen, the Norwegian lead researcher for the Children’s World Survey, told Quartz. 

The question is, when and why does materialism kick in? 

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