Child Poverty: Concept And Measurement .




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Child Poverty: Concept And Measurement



العنوان: Child Poverty: Concept And Measurement


الناشر : Arab Planning Institute - Kuwait

المؤلف (المؤلفين): Ali Abdel Gadir Ali

التاريخ: 2007

المحتويات :

Following a review of the most important approaches to the study of poverty the paper shows that child poverty is defined as severe deprivation in two or more basic needs of food, water, sanitation facilities, health, shelter, education and information. Like all other quantitative approaches the study of child poverty requires specifying thresholds for severe deprivation for each of the basic needs, on the basis of which observations are aggregated to arrive at the percentage of children under 18 years living in poverty. The reviewed evidence shows that 40% of Arab children seem to have lived in absolute poverty over the period 1991-2001, a performance worse than the average for the developing world