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Relative Income Poverty among Children in Rich Countries

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  • Jonathan Bradshaw
  • Leonardo Menchini
  • Yekaterina Chzhen
  • Gill Main
  • Bruno Martorano
  • Chris De Neubourg
  • UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre

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This paper presents and discusses child relative income poverty statistics for 35 economically advanced countries, representing all the members of the European Union, Australia, Canada, Iceland, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United States. As most of the data refer to the year 2008, the results partly reflect the initial impact of the global economic crisis as well as government responses. According to the data, Nordic countries and the Netherlands present the lowest child relative poverty levels, while Japan, the United States, most of the Southern European countries and some of the new EU member states have among the highest. Several factors are associated with the risk of poverty, such as demographic composition, educational level of household members, labour conditions, but the extent to which these factors influence the risk of poverty vary considerably across countries. Lastly, in several countries the role of government is found to be highly important in reducing child poverty.

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Paper provided by UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in its series Innocenti Working Papers with number inwopa655.

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Length: 30
Date of creation: 2012
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Handle: RePEc:ucf:inwopa:inwopa655

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Keywords: child poverty; child well-being; employment; income household; industrialized countries;

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  1. Bruno Martorano & UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, 2014. "Is it possible to adjust ‘with a human face’? Differences in fiscal consolidation strategies between Hungary and Iceland," Innocenti Working Papers inwopa719, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre.
  2. Bruno Martorano & UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, 2013. "The Australian Household Stimulus Package: Lessons from the recent economic crisis," Innocenti Working Papers inwopa697, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre.

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