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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/219872
Title:
Estimates of the cost of a child in Ireland
Authors:
Garvey, Eoghan; Murphy, Eithne; Osikoya, Paul
Publisher:
Combat Poverty Agency (CPA)
Issue Date:
Aug-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/219872
Item Type:
Working Paper
Language:
en
Description:
The cost of a child is estimated using information from the household budget surveys from 1987 to 2004. We use an Engel method, where the share of household expenditure on food and a broader basket of necessities both act as proxies for the material standard of living. The cost of a child is also disaggregated according to age, gender and the income status of the family. We find that older children are more costly than younger children and that children cost proportionately more in lower income households. The gap between the cost of children for lower and higher income households has increased over time. Our findings on the cost of children according to age are consistent with international findings and previous results for Ireland. Our results on the cost of children according to the income status of their families are consistent with the results of international studies using comparable methods.
Keywords:
CHILD HEALTH; ECONOMIC EVALUATION; FAMILY SUPPORT; SOCIOECONOMIC DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH
Local subject classification:
COST OF LIVING; CHILDREN; SOCIAL ANALYSIS
Series/Report no.:
Working Paper Series; 11/0
ISBN:
978-0-9565661-0-2
Sponsors:
This report was co-funded by the Combat Poverty Agency under its Poverty Research Initiative. Funding was also provided by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government and by Pobal. 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.contributor.authorGarvey, Eoghanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Eithneen_GB
dc.contributor.authorOsikoya, Paulen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-23T08:32:19Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-23T08:32:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-08-
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-9565661-0-2-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/219872-
dc.descriptionThe cost of a child is estimated using information from the household budget surveys from 1987 to 2004. We use an Engel method, where the share of household expenditure on food and a broader basket of necessities both act as proxies for the material standard of living. The cost of a child is also disaggregated according to age, gender and the income status of the family. We find that older children are more costly than younger children and that children cost proportionately more in lower income households. The gap between the cost of children for lower and higher income households has increased over time. Our findings on the cost of children according to age are consistent with international findings and previous results for Ireland. Our results on the cost of children according to the income status of their families are consistent with the results of international studies using comparable methods.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipThis report was co-funded by the Combat Poverty Agency under its Poverty Research Initiative. Funding was also provided by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government and by Pobal. 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.relation.ispartofseriesWorking Paper Seriesen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseries11/0en_GB
dc.subjectCHILD HEALTHen_GB
dc.subjectECONOMIC EVALUATIONen_GB
dc.subjectFAMILY SUPPORTen_GB
dc.subjectSOCIOECONOMIC DETERMINANTS OF HEALTHen_GB
dc.subject.otherCOST OF LIVINGen_GB
dc.subject.otherCHILDRENen_GB
dc.subject.otherSOCIAL ANALYSISen_GB
dc.titleEstimates of the cost of a child in Irelanden_GB
dc.typeWorking Paperen
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