Child Poverty and Inequality: New Perspectives

299 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2012 Last revised: 24 Apr 2012

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Isabel Ortiz

United Nations - International Labour Organization (ILO); Initiative for Policy Dialogue

Louise Moreira Daniels

United Nations - Children's Fund (UNICEF); CUNY Brooklyn College

Solrun Engilbertsdóttir

United Nations - Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Date Written: February 24, 2012

Abstract

The 21st century starts with vast inequalities for children in terms of income, access to food, water, health, education, housing, or employment for their families. Half of the world’s children are below the poverty line of $2 a day and suffer from multiple deprivations and violations to basic human rights. More than 22,000 children die each day, and most of their deaths are preventable. This volume presents some of the critical acknowledged voices to move a necessary agenda forward. It explains multidimensional poverty measurements, describes current trends and presents policies to reduce poverty and inequality.

Keywords: poverty, inequality

JEL Classification: I3, D63, O15

Suggested Citation

Ortiz, Isabel and Moreira Daniels, Louise and Engilbertsdóttir, Solrun, Child Poverty and Inequality: New Perspectives (February 24, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2039773 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2039773

Isabel Ortiz (Contact Author)

United Nations - International Labour Organization (ILO) ( email )

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Initiative for Policy Dialogue ( email )

Columbia University
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Louise Moreira Daniels

United Nations - Children's Fund (UNICEF) ( email )

P. O. Box 4884
New York, NY
United States

CUNY Brooklyn College ( email )

2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210
United States

Solrun Engilbertsdóttir

United Nations - Children's Fund (UNICEF) ( email )

P. O. Box 4884
New York, NY
United States

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