Child Monetary Poverty and Multidimensional Deprivations: Why They Differ

CRREP Working Paper Series 2018-01

49 Pages Posted: 20 May 2018 Last revised: 16 Jul 2018

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Paola Ballon

University of Oxford; Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative

John Cockburn

Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP); Université Laval; Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP)

Sylvain Dessy

Université Laval - Département d'Économique

Setou Diarra

University of Ottawa - Department of Economics

Date Written: February 1, 2018

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Monetary Child Poverty, Child Deprivations, Maternal Education, Heckman Selection Model

JEL Classification: I32, J13, O12

Suggested Citation

Ballon, Paola and Cockburn, John and Dessy, Sylvain and Diarra, Setou, Child Monetary Poverty and Multidimensional Deprivations: Why They Differ (February 1, 2018). CRREP Working Paper Series 2018-01. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3175368 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3175368

Paola Ballon (Contact Author)

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John Cockburn

Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) ( email )

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Université Laval ( email )

Dept. of Economics
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Canada

Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) ( email )

Duduville Campus, Kasarani
P.O. Box 30772-00100
Nairobi
Kenya

Sylvain Dessy

Université Laval - Département d'Économique ( email )

2325 Rue de l'Université
Ste-Foy, Quebec G1K 7P4 G1K 7P4
Canada

Setou Diarra

University of Ottawa - Department of Economics ( email )

Social Sciences Building Room 9005
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
Canada

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