Social Inclusion Report No. 2: Understanding childhood deprivation in Ireland

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/251557
Title:
Social Inclusion Report No. 2: Understanding childhood deprivation in Ireland
Authors:
Watson, Dorothy; Maître, Bertrand; Whelan, Christopher T.
Publisher:
Department of Social Protection and The Economic and Social Research Institute
Issue Date:
9-Nov-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/251557
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
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?
Series/Report no.:
2

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWatson, Dorothyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMaître, Bertranden_GB
dc.contributor.authorWhelan, Christopher T.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-09T11:57:26Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-09T11:57:26Z-
dc.date.issued2012-11-09-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/251557-
dc.descriptionIn 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?en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDepartment of Social Protection and The Economic and Social Research Instituteen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseries2en_GB
dc.titleSocial Inclusion Report No. 2: Understanding childhood deprivation in Irelanden_GB
dc.typeReporten
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