Global Child Poverty and Well-being: Measurement, Concepts, Policy and Action

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Minujin, Alberto, Alberto Minujin Z., Nandy, Shailen
Policy Press, Feb 29, 2012 - 591 páginas
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Child poverty is a central and present part of global life, with hundreds of millions of children around the world enduring tremendous suffering and deprivation of their most basic needs. Despite its long history, research on poverty and development has only relatively recently examined the issue of child poverty as a distinct topic of concern. This book brings together theoretical, methodological and policy-relevant contributions by leading researchers on international child poverty. With a preface from Sir Richard Jolly, Former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, it examines how child poverty and well-being are now conceptualized, defined and measured, and presents regional and national level portraits of child poverty around the world, in rich, middle income and poor countries. The book's ultimate objective is to promote and influence policy, action and the research agenda to address one of the world's great ongoing tragedies: child poverty, marginalization and inequality.
 

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1 Introduction
3
the debate
19
3 Equity begins with children
39
4 Measuring child poverty and deprivation
57
measures that reflect the breadth and components of child poverty
103
6 Defining child poverty in South Africa using the socially perceived necessities approach
135
proposal for the development of a Tots Index using the human development conceptual framework
155
exploring new methods of monitoring child wellbeing
179
14 Multidimensional child deprivation in Iran
325
15 Multidimensional child poverty in Haiti1
357
multiple deprivation and monetary measures combined
379
17 Changes in child poverty and deprivation in SubSaharan Africa and South Asia at the end of the 20th century
419
eradicating child poverty in the United Kingdom and beyond
449
evidence from Young Lives
475
20 Policy implications of multidimensional poverty measurement in Morocco
507
reflections from the Global Study on Child Poverty and Disparities
525

a benchmarking exercise
207
making policies work for children
245
analysis of situation changes and sensitivity of thresholds1
263
12 A multidimensional profile of child poverty in Congo Brazzaville
287
13 Multidimensional child poverty in Vietnam
307
a possible United Nations model for child benefit?
545
23 Conclusion
567
Index
575
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Alberto Minujin is a professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs at the New School and director of the Equity for Children Program and website. Shailen Nandy is a research associate in the School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol and coauthor of Child Poverty in the Developing World, also published by the Policy Press.

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