Improving Child and Family Poverty Measurement

The meeting was co-organised by Equity for Children in partnership with UNICEF and the Bristol Poverty Institute, at the University of Bristol, UK, who are collaborating on a research program to improve the international measurement of child and family poverty.

On 9/20, the world’s leading researchers into poverty and deprivation measurement and anti-poverty policies gathered at The New School University for the Equity for Children organized conference, Improving Child and Family Poverty Measurement.

In 2015, governments worldwide embarked on an ambitious mission to eradicate child and adult poverty in the 21st century. To achieve this goal, policymakers require not only unwavering political commitment and sufficient resources but also accurate and comprehensive poverty data.

Effective anti-poverty policies demand precise measurement, enabling targeted resource allocation and progress monitoring. However, a significant challenge persists: there are currently no universally applicable poverty measures. While Low and High-Income countries have their metrics, Middle-Income nations, home to the majority of the world’s impoverished, lack comparable measures.

In parallel with the UNGA Science Summit, experts discussed their pioneering work on enhancing child and family poverty measurement. Learn about the potential for creating globally reliable, and comparable poverty measurements that transcend income classifications.

Speakers and their presentations

Alberto Minujin – An introduction to the methodology, measurement and analysis of multidimensional child and family poverty. Bristol University Grant.

Joanna Mack – What are Socially Perceived Necessities and why are they important?

Héctor Nájera – Consensual deprivation and multidimensional poverty measurement in Latin America

 Mary Zhang  – What do Africans need?

Björn Halleröd – The Devil’s Advocate – the limitations of consensual poverty measurement

David Gordon – Comparable Global Multidimensional Poverty Measurement

Enrique Delamonica – How should we measure child and family poverty after 2030?

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