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Comparing Inequality in the Well-being of Children in Economically Advanced Countries: A methodology

  • Candace Currie
  • Leonardo Menchini
  • Dominic Richardson
  • Dorothy Currie
  • Chris Roberts
  • UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre

Socio-economic research on child well-being and the debate around child indicators has evolved quite rapidly in recent decades. An important contribution to this trend is represented by international comparative research based on multi-dimensional child well-being frameworks: most of this research is based on the comparison of average levels of well-being across countries. This paper tries to respond to the complex challenge of going beyond an approach based on averages and proposes a complementary approach to compare inequality in child well-being in economically advanced countries. In particular, it focuses on the disparities at the bottom-end of the child well-being distribution, by comparing the situation of the ‘median’ child and the situation of the children at the bottom of the well-being scale for nine indicators of material conditions, education and health.

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Paper provided by UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in its series Innocenti Working Papers with number inwopa651.

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Date of creation: 2011
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Handle: RePEc:ucf:inwopa:inwopa651
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  1. Gerry Redmond, 2008. "Children's Perspectives on Economic Adversity: A review of the literature," Innocenti Discussion Papers indipa08/2, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre.
  2. Bruce Bradbury & Markus Jantti, 1999. "Child Poverty across Industrialized Nations," Innocenti Occasional Papers, Economic Policy Series iopeps99/70, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre.
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