Child Development and Caregiver's Subjective Well-Being

Posted: 22 Feb 2019

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Shun Wang

KDI School of Public Policy and Management

Date Written: December 1, 2018

Abstract

This paper examines the links between early childhood development and the subjective well-being of their caregivers. Using survey data collected among 390 households in rural western China, we investigate the correlations between early child development indicators and the life evaluations, emotions and mental health of caregivers. We find that child development indicators are correlated with caregiver subjective well-being. In particular, social-emotional skills are positively associated with life evaluations and positive emotion at conventional significance levels. However, we do not find any significant correlation between child development and negative emotion or depression, anxiety and stress (DASS) scores.

Keywords: early child development; subjective well-being; Bayley score; DASS

Suggested Citation

Wang, Shun, Child Development and Caregiver's Subjective Well-Being (December 1, 2018). KDI School of Pub Policy & Management Paper , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3336375

Shun Wang (Contact Author)

KDI School of Public Policy and Management ( email )

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Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

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