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Un índice de carencias en la niñez. Una aproximación por Dpartamentos para Colombia

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  • Luis Fernando Aguado Quintero
  • Ana María Osorio Mejía
  • Carlos Alberto García González

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RESUMEN En este trabajo se construye un indicador sintético, denominado Índice de Carencias para la Niñez Colombiana (ICNC). El ICNC resume el acceso a un conjunto de bienes y servicios en áreas clave para el bienestar y cumplimiento de los derechos del niño. En particular, las carencias que mide el ICNC tienen el objeto de dar a conocer si los niños (as): son visibles jurídicamente al Estado, sus madres alcanzan un mínimo nivel de educación y cuidado en el embarazo que contribuya a su bienestar, si están protegidos contra los riesgos en el estado de salud y de enfermedades prevenibles, si asisten a la escuela, si viven en una vivienda digna, si tienen niveles adecuados de nutrición y, si no están expuestos en forma temprana a obligaciones propias de adultos como la maternidad y la actividad laboral. El mejor valor del ICNC, o situación deseada, es cero (0) que muestra que ningún niño se ve expuesto a las limitaciones que significan los indicadores parciales seleccionados y el peor de los casos es uno (1). Los resultados muestran que los menores logros en condiciones de vida de los niños se concentran en departamentos ubicados en las regiones atlántica (La Guajira 0,247; Córdoba 0,219; Magdalena 0,209) y pacífica (Chocó 0,224; Cauca 0,204). Las mejores condiciones de vida de los niños se presentan en Bogotá (0,075), Quindío (0,093) y Valle del Cauca (0,097). ABSTRACT In this work a composite indicator is built, named the Colombia’s Children Deprivation Index (CCDI). The CCDI summarizes the access to a set of goods and services in key areas for welfare and compliance with children’s rights. In particular, the living conditions measured by the CCDI indicate whether children: a) are legally detectable by the government, if their mothers enjoy a minimum level of education and pre-natal care that contributes to their welfare, if they are protected against health risks, if they attend school, if they live in decent housing, if they have acceptable levels of nutrition and if they are not prematurely exposed to adult-related obligations such as maternity and work. The best score, or ideal situation of the CCDI is zero (0), which shows that no child is exposed to the limitations signified by the selected partial indicators, and in the worst cases it is one (1). The results show that the minimum advances in children\'s living conditions are concentrated in the departments of the Atlantic (La Guajira 0.247, Cordoba 0.219, Magdalena 0.209) and the Pacific (Chocó 0.224, Cauca 0.204). The best children’s living conditions are found in Bogotá (0.075), Quindío (0.093) and Valle del Cauca (0.097).

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Article provided by Universidades Públicas de Andalucía in its journal Revista de Estudios Regionales.

Volume (Year): 02 (2009)
Issue (Month): ()
Pages: 17-51

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Keywords: Bienestar en la niñez; Derechos de la niñez; Desarrollo infantil; Indicadores sintéticos; Colombia;

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