Making the Case for Measuring Child Poverty: Alberto Minujin for UNICEF Child Poverty Insights

Poverty and Inequality

For the first issue of Child Poverty Insights, Professor Alberto Minujin addresses the importance of a multidimensional approach to child poverty. Minujin notes that there is no uniform approach for defining, identifying or measuring child poverty. He contends  that national priorities need to reflect stronger links between policies and children’s needs, by targeting child poverty. It is important to strive towards a distinct methodolgy to measure child poverty, different from other poverty measurements. National policies must priortize the plight of disadvantaged children, particularly in the creation and implementation of poverty reduction strategies.

Child Poverty Insights is a new, online publication of the Child Poverty Network, which highlights key issues that country teams working on the Global Study on Child Poverty and Disparities and the larger child rights community are tackling. It also aims to promote understanding on child poverty concepts, analysis and measurement.

Download the August 2009 issue in EnglishFrench and Spanish.

 

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