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Principles and Practicalities for Measuring Child Poverty in the Rich Countries

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  • Corak, Miles

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    (University of Ottawa)

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This paper has three objectives. The first is to discuss the major issues involved in defining and measuring child poverty. The choices that must be made are clarified, and a set of six principles to serve as a guide for public policy are stated. The second objective is to take stock of child poverty and changes in child poverty in the majority of OECD countries since about 1990 when the Convention on the Rights of the Child came into force. Finally, the third objective is to formulate a number of suggestions for the setting of credible targets for the elimination of child poverty in the rich countries. This involves a method for embodying the ideal of children having priority on social resources into a particular set of child poverty reduction targets, it involves the development of appropriate and timely information sources, and finally it involves the clarification of feasible targets that may vary across the OECD.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 1579.

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Length: 69 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2005
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Publication status: published in: International Social Security Review, 2006, 59 (2), 3-36
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  1. Gornick, Janet C. & Jäntti, Markus, 2012. "Child poverty in cross-national perspective: Lessons from the Luxembourg Income Study," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 34(3), pages 558-568.
  2. Roelen, Keetie & Gassmann, Franziska, 2008. "Measuring Child Poverty and Well-Being: a literature review," MPRA Paper 8981, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Roelen, Keetie & Gassmann, Franziska & Neubourg, Chris de, 2008. "A global measurement approach versus a country-specific measurement approach – Do they draw the same picture of child poverty? The case of Vietnam," MPRA Paper 9728, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Amélia Bastos & Carla Machado & José Passos, 2010. "The profile of income-poor children," International Journal of Social Economics, Emerald Group Publishing, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 37(12), pages 933-950, October.
  5. Miles Corak & Wen-Hao Chen, 2005. "Child Poverty and Changes in Child Poverty in Rich Countries since 1990," Innocenti Working Papers inwopa05/28, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre.
  6. Begum, Syeda Shahanara & Deng, Quheng & Gustafsson, Björn Anders, 2011. "Economic Growth and Child Poverty Reduction in Bangladesh and China," IZA Discussion Papers 5929, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  7. Shelley Phipps, 2007. "Health Outcomes for CHILDREN in Canfrrada, England, Norway and the United States," Social Indicators Research, Springer, Springer, vol. 80(1), pages 179-221, January.

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