Children growing up in poverty are more likely to live in poor overcrowded housing which can be noisy and lead to being woken up in the night, which can then affect the child’s school work and cause a lot of stress. They are also more likely to have a disability, as parents may not be able to be in employment if they are full time carers, which can also cause a lot of stress. The child may live in a family where the stress of poverty causes high levels of anxiety, which reduces opportunities to enjoy family life which can then affect school work, behaviour and employment in later life. The child may also be a looked-after child which may have experienced neglect or abuse in the past, this could affect their life chances as they may not feel safe due to higher levels of crime. The child may also live with parents from an ethnic minority who also live in poverty, this can result in racial abuse and crime.