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more child poverty resources

March 14, 2012

A number of interesting resources concerning child poverty and wellbeing in the broadest sense landed on my desk in the past few weeks. Here’s a selection of those:

  • The International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI) is hosting its fourth conference in Seoul in South Korea in May 2013 – Child Indicators in a Globalized World: Implications for Research, Practice and Policy. ISCI and their conferences are still growing after the first conference held in Chicago in 2007. They bring together researchers from across the globe working on issues around child indicators from different angles and different disciplines, including the use of indicators for academic reserach purposes as well as policy monitoring and evaluation. ISCI is also behind the journal Child Indicators Research, published by Springer.
  • In reference to Child Indicators Research, a new article on measuring wellbeing for adolescent girls has just been published in the new issue (Volume 5, Issue 1 (2012), Page 55-75). ‘Girls in Transition—How to Build Evidence and Gain Insight’ discusses how a measure of multidimensional wellbeing can be tailored to a particular group, and how it can reflect their particular needs and vulnerabilities. I used data from the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) in Vietnam is used to provide a practical illustration.  
  • Young Lives is always a good source for new papers and materials on child poverty given the wealth of data and information being collected in Peru, Vietnam, Ethiopia and India. A recent paper is about the potential of economic growth to reduce child poverty in India. The paper ‘The Impact of Growth on Childhood Poverty in Andhra Pradesh: Initial Findings from India Round 3 Survey‘ by S. Galab uses the panel data to assess changes over time.


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