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Understanding childhood deprivation in Ireland
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|Title: ||Understanding childhood deprivation in Ireland|
|Affiliation: ||The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)|
|Publisher: ||Department of Social Protection|
|Issue Date: ||Apr-2012 |
|Description: ||In Ireland, as in many European countries, the rate of poverty and deprivation is higher for children than it is for adults. This is important, not only because of a concern with the well-being of children but also because childhood deprivation can have long-term negative consequences that persist into adulthood. This report examines childhood deprivation in Ireland in 2009 in the context of this concern for the current well-being of children and their future prospects.
There are two further policy issues that form a background to this study. The first is the concern that household level measures of poverty and deprivation may not adequately identify children who are socially excluded because of a lack of resources. The second context is the widespread acknowledgement that social exclusion is multidimensional and that addressing social exclusion will require an approach that goes beyond a focus on income alone.
The goal of this report is to address five questions:
1. How much child-specific deprivation is there in Ireland and what form does it take?
2. What are the main risk factors for child-specific deprivation?
3. How well do the national measures of basic deprivation and consistent poverty identify children who are deprived?
4. How do the risk factors for child-specific deprivation differ from the risk factors for basic household-level deprivation?
5. What are the implications for policy?|
|Keywords: ||SOCIAL POLICY|
CHILD HEALTH SERVICE
|Appears in Collections: ||ESRI|
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