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child poverty in the EU – monetary or multidimensional?

November 24, 2010

 

Recent work by Geranda Notten and myself on child poverty in the European Union has now been published online as a Brooks World Poverty Institute working paper. The paper entitled ‘Cross-national comparison of monetary and multidimensional child poverty in the European Union: puzzling with the few pieces that the EU-SILC provides’ explores the use of the EU-SILC household survey data for the measurement of monetary versus multidimensional poverty measurement. Although a growing number of studies on child poverty are being undertaken within the EU context, the majority of these are based on macro- rather than micro-data (see Bradshaw’s Child Well-Being Index, for example). The paper suggests that there is limited overlap between monetary and multidimensional indicators of child poverty in the EU but also that outcomes are highly sensitive to the way in which indicators are formulated and calculated. The working paper can be found on the website of the Brooks World Poverty Institute under number 135/2010.

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