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Child Welfare in Developing Countries

Editors: Cockburn, John M., Kabubo-Mariara, Jane (Eds.)

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  • Co-published with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
  • Features contributions from local researchers in Africa and South America
  • Offers empirical analysis and measurement of child poverty
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What factors affect child welfare? How can policy improve child welfare? In developing countries, there has been relatively little empirical work on the analysis and measurement of child poverty. Further, poverty has many dimensions, including mortality, morbidity, hunger, illiteracy, lack of fixed housing and lack of resources, and cannot be assessed with a single measurement method. Based on original research in Africa and South America, and using a multidimensional poverty indicator approach, this book identifies the existence of inequalities in child welfare, analyzes their sources, and evaluates the impacts of policy responses to those inequalities. Topics considered include monetary poverty, asset poverty, nutrition, mortality, access to education and school attendance, child labor and access to health services. The book’s findings demonstrate that while current government programs offering financial assistance, supplementary food, and free or subsidized education and health care have a positive impact on child welfare, these outcomes can still improve, and proposes policy prescriptions towards this end. The book will be of use to poverty and policy researchers, professionals in international development, and graduate students interested in poverty and inequality.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Child Welfare in Developing Countries: An Introduction

    Pages 1-10

    Cockburn, John (et al.)

  • Multidimensional Poverty, Survival and Inequality Among Kenyan Children

    Pages 13-59

    Kabubo-Mariara, Jane (et al.)

  • Profiling Child Poverty in Four WAEMU Countries: A Comparative Analysis Based on the Multidimensional Poverty Approach

    Pages 61-93

    Djoke, Gustave Kossi Agbeviade (et al.)

  • Multidimensional Poverty AmongWest African Children: Testing for Robust Poverty Comparisons

    Pages 95-122

    Batana, Yélé Maweki (et al.)

  • Free Primary Education in Kenya: An Impact Evaluation Using Propensity Score Methods

    Pages 125-155

    Muyanga, Milu (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Child Welfare in Developing Countries
Editors
  • John M. Cockburn
  • Jane Kabubo-Mariara
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Poverty and Economic Policy (PEP) Research Network
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-6275-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-6275-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-6337-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9702-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 298
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