The paper argues on the basis of data from Young Lives and an extensive review of child-centred poverty studies that experiences of relative poverty and social exclusion are as common and corrosive in contemporary Ethiopia as North America and Europe. If taken seriously, this insight could broaden the focus of child poverty reduction from nutrition and education to include the psychosocial costs of lacking the culturally-specific resources required for full participation in society. The paper...Expand abstract
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- This is the pre-publication version of an article submitted to Social Indicators Research. Published as: Camfield, Laura (2010) "'Even if she learns, she does not understand properly'. Children's understanding of illbeing and poverty in five Ethiopian communities", Social Indicators Research 96 (1): 85-112. The final publication is available at Springer via http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11205-009-9468-z The article is reproduced in accordance with the self-archiving policies of Springer Verlag.
'Even if she learns, she does not understand properly'. Children's understanding of illbeing and poverty in five Ethiopian communities
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