Going without: measuring child poverty and social exclusion in Ireland

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/219871
Title:
Going without: measuring child poverty and social exclusion in Ireland
Authors:
Kerrins, Liz; Greene, Sheila; Murphy, Síle
Affiliation:
Children's Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin
Publisher:
Combat Poverty Agency (CPA)
Issue Date:
Aug-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/219871
Item Type:
Working Paper
Language:
en
Description:
Based on a review of Irish and international research on children‟s experiences of poverty and living standards and small-scale exploratory interviews with children and young people, this paper explores the development of a direct measure of child poverty in Ireland. The proposed new measure locates the experience of poverty within the state of childhood itself. Currently, Ireland‟s official poverty measure – the consistent poverty measure – gives us an imprecise picture of child poverty since it conceptualises and operationalises child poverty as household-level deprivation. This measure does not tell us exactly what poor children go without in low-income families. The paper is developed as phase 1 of a wider potential research project, and it explores possible dimensions of child deprivation and social exclusion that could be used in future research in Ireland to assess child necessities and provide data on children‟s living standards and levels of deprivation. It is suggested also that indicators of public service exclusion of children should be included in measures of child poverty and that children and young people should be active participants in the development and application of child poverty indicators. This study was completed in 2008.
Keywords:
CHILD HEALTH; YOUNG PEOPLE; SOCIAL EXCLUSION; POVERTY
ISBN:
978-0-9565660-8-9
Sponsors:
This report was funded by the Combat Poverty Agency under its Poverty Research Initiative. The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and/or recommendations expressed here are strictly those of the author(s). They do not necessarily reflect the views of the Combat Poverty Agency, which takes no responsibility for any errors or omissions in, or for the accuracy of, the information contained in this Working Paper. It is presented to inform and stimulate wider debate among the policy community and among academics and practitioners in the field.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKerrins, Lizen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGreene, Sheilaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Síleen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-23T08:20:41Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-23T08:20:41Z-
dc.date.issued2011-08-
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-9565660-8-9-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/219871-
dc.descriptionBased on a review of Irish and international research on children‟s experiences of poverty and living standards and small-scale exploratory interviews with children and young people, this paper explores the development of a direct measure of child poverty in Ireland. The proposed new measure locates the experience of poverty within the state of childhood itself. Currently, Ireland‟s official poverty measure – the consistent poverty measure – gives us an imprecise picture of child poverty since it conceptualises and operationalises child poverty as household-level deprivation. This measure does not tell us exactly what poor children go without in low-income families. The paper is developed as phase 1 of a wider potential research project, and it explores possible dimensions of child deprivation and social exclusion that could be used in future research in Ireland to assess child necessities and provide data on children‟s living standards and levels of deprivation. It is suggested also that indicators of public service exclusion of children should be included in measures of child poverty and that children and young people should be active participants in the development and application of child poverty indicators. This study was completed in 2008.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipThis report was funded by the Combat Poverty Agency under its Poverty Research Initiative. The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and/or recommendations expressed here are strictly those of the author(s). They do not necessarily reflect the views of the Combat Poverty Agency, which takes no responsibility for any errors or omissions in, or for the accuracy of, the information contained in this Working Paper. It is presented to inform and stimulate wider debate among the policy community and among academics and practitioners in the field.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCombat Poverty Agency (CPA)en_GB
dc.subjectCHILD HEALTHen_GB
dc.subjectYOUNG PEOPLEen_GB
dc.subjectSOCIAL EXCLUSIONen_GB
dc.subjectPOVERTYen_GB
dc.titleGoing without: measuring child poverty and social exclusion in Irelanden_GB
dc.typeWorking Paperen
dc.contributor.departmentChildren's Research Centre, Trinity College Dublinen_GB
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