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Child income poverty and child deprivation: an essay on measurement

Amélia Bastos (Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, CEMAPRE, Lisbon, Portugal)
Graça Leão Fernandes (Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, CEMAPRE, Lisbon, Portugal)
José Passos (Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, CEMAPRE, Lisbon, Portugal)

International Journal of Social Economics

ISSN: 0306-8293

Article publication date: 1 November 2004

Abstract

This paper is a study on child poverty from two perspectives: child income poverty (derived from family income) and child deprivation (evaluated by non‐monetary indicators). On the one hand, empirical evidence supports the thesis that income‐based poverty measures and deprivation measures do not overlap. On the other hand, the relationship between poverty and the child's living conditions is not linear. Uses micro‐econometric techniques to analyse child income poverty and present deprivation indicators, and thereby an index of child deprivation, to study child poverty. The measurements used are centred on the child. The results obtained support the thesis that the study of child poverty differs whether the focus is on the child or on the family.

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Bastos, A., Leão Fernandes, G. and Passos, J. (2004), "Child income poverty and child deprivation: an essay on measurement", International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 31 No. 11/12, pp. 1050-1060. https://doi.org/10.1108/03068290410561168

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