Friday, January 7, 2011

Research and Publications on Child Poverty

A wide variety of interesting research on poverty and inequality was published in 2010. Below we have highlighted some of these thought provoking publications.

Stemming Girls’ Chronic Poverty (revised). (Chronic Poverty Research Center)

This report addresses this gap by placing girls and young women centre stage, highlighting ways in which five context-specific social institutions inform and determine their life opportunities and agency.

For more information, click here.
To read the full report, click here.

The Children Left Behind: A League Table of Inequality in child well-being in the world’s rich countries. (UNICEF)

This Report Card presents a first overview of inequalities in child well-being for 24 of the world’s richest countries. Three dimensions of inequality are examined: material well-being, education, and health. 

To read a press release on the report, click here.
To access the full report in English, French, Spanish or Italian, click here.
To watch a video on the findings of the report, click here.

Small Voices, Big Dreams: A Global Survey of Children in Developing Countries (ChildFund Alliance)

In order to deepen our understanding of the needs of children, ChildFund Alliance captured the views of nearly 3000 children, aged 10 to 12 years, across 30 countries. The report explores the views of these children, proving that they understand what’s needed to transform their own lives better than anyone.

For more information on the project, click here.
To access the full report, click here.

Valuing Children’s Potential – How children’s participation contributes to fighting poverty and social exclusion. (Eurochild)

Through the description of concrete case studies, this report demonstrates how children and young people can participate and get involved in decisions affecting their lives and how their participation can contribute to the fight against child poverty and social exclusion.

To access the full report, click here.

The Measure of America 2010-2011: Mapping Risks and Resilience. (Social Science Research Council)

The second volume in The Measure of America series is an easy-to-understand guide to where different groups stand today, and why. The book contains American Human Development Index ranking for all 50 states, 435 congressional districts, major metropolitan areas, racial and ethnic groups, as well as men and women.

For more information, click here.

A Fair Chance at Life: Why Equity Matters for Child Mortality. (Save The Children)

This Save the Children Report compares mortality rates of poor children and rich children in 32 countries. In many countries that are successfully reducing child mortality, progress is concentrated among the poorest and most disadvantaged children. Conversely, in countries making slow or no progress, disparities in life chances between children from the poorest and richest backgrounds tend to be extreme.

To access the full report, click here.

Papers from the 2nd Conference from the International Society of Child Indicators.
Papers present a set of child inclusive research, with children as experts in their own lives.
For more information, and to access all papers, click here.

Supporting Children and Young People in a Changing World. (Journal of International Development)

This issue of the Journal of International Development focuses on the role of children’s agency in mitigating the intergenerational transmission of poverty. It engages with the views and experiences of children, as well as adults, to analyse the impact of social protection and social mobility through education and employment on their well-being.

To access the articles in this issue of the Journal, click here.

Growth, Inequality, and Poverty Reduction in Developing Countries: Recent Global Evidence. (Augustin Kwasi)
The study presents recent global evidence on the transformation of economic growth to
poverty reduction in developing countries, with emphasis on the role of income inequality.

To access the full paper, click here.