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Child Monetary Poverty and Multidimensional Deprivations: Why They Differ

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  • Paola Balloon
  • John Cockburn
  • Setou Diarra
  • Sylvain Dessy

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We analyze the causal effect of parental education on the potential mismatch between child monetary poverty and multidimensional deprivations. First, in a simple model of parental investment in child outcomes, we demonstrate that the misalignment between household monetary resources and parental education causes a mismatch. Indeed, a match between poverty and deprivation occurs whenever household consumption expenditure and parental education are correlated. Second, using micro-level data from Tanzania, we find that parental education has a negative effect on the probability that a monetarily non-poor child suffers some basic deprivations, and a positive effect on the likelihood that a monetarily poor child suffers no basic deprivations.

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  • Paola Balloon & John Cockburn & Setou Diarra & Sylvain Dessy, 2018. "Child Monetary Poverty and Multidimensional Deprivations: Why They Differ," Cahiers de recherche 1801, Centre de recherche sur les risques, les enjeux économiques, et les politiques publiques.
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    Keywords

    Monetary child poverty; Child deprivations; Maternal education; Heckman selection model;
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    JEL classification:

    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
    • O12 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

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