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Child Deprivation, Multidimensional Poverty and Monetary Poverty in Europe

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  • Chris De Neubourg
  • Yekaterina Chzhen
  • Gill Main
  • Bruno Martorano
  • Leonardo Menchini
  • Jonathan Bradshaw

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The paper focuses on child deprivation in Europe and studies the degree to which it is experienced by children in 29 countries using a child specific deprivation scale. The paper discusses the construction of a child deprivation scale and estimates a European Child Deprivation Index for the 29 countries using 14 specific child related variables made available by the child module of the EU-SILC 2009 survey. The 29 countries are ranked according to the degree of child deprivation: the results show considerable differences between the countries. The (non-)overlap between child deprivation and child monetary poverty is considerable but limited. In general the results indicate where policy interventions can produce improvements. (REVISED VERSION)

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  • Chris De Neubourg & Yekaterina Chzhen & Gill Main & Bruno Martorano & Leonardo Menchini & Jonathan Bradshaw, 2012. "Child Deprivation, Multidimensional Poverty and Monetary Poverty in Europe," Papers inwopa657, Innocenti Working Papers, revised 2012.
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    child well-being; household surveys; income; poverty;

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    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
    • H0 - Public Economics - - General

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