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Global Child Poverty and Well-beingMeasurement, Concepts, Policy and Action$
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Alberto Minujin and Shailen Nandy

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781847424822

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847424822.001.0001

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Measuring child poverty and deprivation

Measuring child poverty and deprivation

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(p.57) Four Measuring child poverty and deprivation
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Global Child Poverty and Well-being
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David Gordon

Shailen Nandy

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847424822.003.0004

The chapter describes how relative deprivation theory can be used to produce valid and reliable estimates of the extent and nature of child poverty both within and between countries. A worked example using data from Mexico is provided to show how the methodology can be used to produce scientific estimates of poverty which conform to national standards. The chapter also examines the practical and theoretical problems of adapting three commonly-used poverty measurement methods (World Bank's ‘dollar-a-day’, the Wealth/Asset Index and the recent UNDP's Multidimensional Poverty method) to study the child poverty.

Keywords:   Child Poverty, Deprivation, Basic Needs, Absolute Poverty, Relative Deprivation, Poverty Measurement

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