Poor kids help at home but hide at school | ScienceNordic
Children of the poor in Sweden behave responsibly at home by not asking for money. But they feel like outsiders at school and withdraw from their classmates to conceal their poverty, according to a new study of economic vulnerability in childhood.
Sociologist Stina Fernqvist interviewed 17 young Swedes, aged six to 18, for her PhD research at Uppsala University. Her subjects were youngsters who lived in families that received financial aid from the government.