OPHI Researcher presents at conference on ‘Inequalities in Children’s Outcomes’

OPHI Research Officer José Manuel Roche presented at a conference in Oxford on ‘Inequalities in Children’s Outcomes in Developing Countries’ on 9 July 2013.

Roche took part in the session ‘Multidimensional Poverty and Inequality’, and presented on ‘Monitoring progress in child poverty reduction: Methodological insights and illustration to the case study of Bangladesh’, work published as OPHI Working Paper 57 and in the journal Social Indicators Research. You can see Roche’s presentation here.

The two-day conference is hosted by Young Lives, an international study of childhood poverty spanning 15 years, at Oxford University’s Department for International Development. The papers presented discuss the extent of inequalities in key indicators of children’s well-being, especially how inequalities change as children grow up and the factors that mitigate or reinforce these early inequalities.

Participants of the conference include researchers using other longitudinal datasets – the Gansu Study of Children in China, CEBU in the Philippines, the Indonesia Family Life Survey, the Footprints in Time study from Australia, and LEAPS in Pakistan.

Plenary speakers include: Orazio Attanasio (University College, London); Jere Behrman (University of Pennsylvania);  Pedro Carneiro (University College, London); Stefan Dercon (DFID / University of Oxford); Paul Glewwe (University of Minnesota); Costas Meghir (Yale University); Karthik Muralidharan (University of California, San Diego) and Lant Pritchett (Harvard University).

The two-day conference will end with a panel discussion titled ‘How best to spend money on children?’ with all plenary speakers and Richard Morgan (Senior Advisor, Post-2015 Agenda, UNICEF), chaired by Stefan Dercon (Chief Economist, DFID).

All plenary presentations are being filmed and will be available to view online, along with the powerpoint presentations, within 24 hours of their taking place. Details will be posted here as they go live.