Child poverty research ~ now online

Researchers from OPHI have recently been working with data from Young Lives to apply a multidimensional poverty measure to longitudinal data on children and their families. Using Young Lives panel data, Gaston Yalonetsky and Mauricio Apablaza have created an index and calculated changes in poverty levels and changes in the average numbers of deprivations experienced by children in the study. These are then further analysed to look at the probabilities of households moving into and out of poverty. The paper, Measuring the Dynamics of Multiple Deprivations among Children, is available on the Young Lives website, where you can find out more about their approach – an international study of childhood poverty, involving 12,000 children in 4 countries over 15 years.