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Beyond headcount : measures that reflect the breadth and components of child poverty

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OPHI working paper no. 45
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This paper presents a new approach to child poverty measurement that reflects the breadth and components of child poverty. The Alkire and Foster method presented in this paper seeks to answer the question ‘who is poor’ by considering the intensity of each child’s poverty. Once children are identified as poor, the measures aggregate information on poor children’s deprivations in a way that can be broken down to see where and how children are poor. The resulting measures go beyond the headco...

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University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
Department:
SSD, Queen Elizabeth House, Department of International Development
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
Department:
SSD, Queen Elizabeth House, Department of International Development
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Economic and Social Research Council More from this funder
Robertson Foundation More from this funder
Doris Oliver Foundation More from this funder
Publisher:
Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) Publisher's website
Publication date:
2011
ISSN:
2040-8188
URN:
uuid:eb6743f7-c2a6-423c-bd99-8c5eeb8ec803
Local pid:
ora:9457
ISBN:
978-1-907194-29-0

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