UNICEF’s Global Study on Child Disparity

Poverty and Inequality

The Global Study on Child Poverty and Disparities was carried out in 40+ countries and seven regions in 2007-2009 through UNICEF support, using MICS, DHS and other available data.181-GS_LOGO_smaller It looks at gaps and opportunities in national poverty reduction strategies, including the demographic and economic context, employment, public and private social expenditures, fiscal space and foreign aid. The study focuses in on the poverty and disadvantage faced by families with children. It alsoexplores how public policies could more effectively reduce child deprivations by providing better services and protection for all children and for all families caring for children, including measures that promote gender equality.

When disadvantaged populations such as women and resource-deprived families with children are left out of development efforts, the unequal opportunities children experience persist or escalate. The evidence and insights gathered are expected to result in a comprehensive strategy for making countries’ development, social protection and sector strategies more responsive to the poverty and disparities to which children and their care givers are exposed– fulfilling the rights of all children.

The conceptual framework, methodology and data templates of the Study are detailed in the Global Study Guide. TheGlobal Study on Child Poverty and Disparty blog hosts resources, tools and updates.

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