A chapter by OPHI researchers on child poverty has appeared in a new UNICEF book “Child Poverty and Inequality: New Perspectives”. The chapter by Sabina Alkire, OPHI Director, and José Manuel Roche, OPHI Research Officer, explains how the Alkire Foster method of multidimensional measurement can be used to create multidimensional measures of child poverty. The chapter explains some of the advantages of moving beyond income and consumption measures of child poverty and the policy-relevance of using a multidimensional lens on deprivation in childhood.
The book also contains chapters by Sir Richard Jolly, Alberto Minujin, Deepa Narayan, Naila Kabeer, Nicola Jones, Andy Sumner, Armando Barrientos, Nora Lustig, Paul Collier, Giovanni Andrea Cornia, and many others. For more information:
- Read the latest work by Sabina Alkire and José Manuel Roche on child poverty measurement using the Alkire Foster method (this is an updated and in-depth version of the work that appears in the book):
- OPHI Working Paper 45 ‘Beyond Headcount: Measures that Reflect the Breadth and Components of Child Poverty’
- Visit the UNICEF site to read the book in full:
- ‘Child Poverty and Inequality: New Perspectives’ by Isabel Ortiz, Louise Moreira Daniels, Sólrún Engilbertsdóttir (Eds)