Number 41: Responses to financial stress at life transition points

This paper looks at how changes in individuals’ circumstances affect their reported perceptions of their own financial wellbeing or deprivation. The aim is to assess how the experience of key life ‘transition’ points changes individuals’ reported financial positions. Examples of such key changes include: forming long-term relationships, starting a family, purchasing a house, leaving full-time education, and entering and leaving the workforce.

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