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I propose that the treatment and coping of bereavement among children depends on their social class. I researched and analyzed secondary sources and cited existing related literature studying childhood bereavement in the United States as well as the effect that social class has on it. I argue that social class greatly determines children’s experiences of bereavement as well as the struggles and dynamics that change within the family due to differing financial situations, emotional availability and responsiveness of the surviving parent, and ability to adapt to take on a new role in the family.
Bereavement in children; Bereavement in children--Social aspects
Family, Life Course, and Society
Kirwan, Connor, "Social Class and Its Affects on Childhood Bereavement" (2019). Undergraduate Research Symposium 2019. 10.