Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/338188
Title:
Ending child poverty: policy statement on child poverty
Authors:
Combat Poverty Agency
Citation:
Combat Poverty Agency, 2005. Ending child poverty: policy statement on child poverty. Dublin: Combat Poverty Agency.
Publisher:
Combat Poverty Agency
Issue Date:
Jun-2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/338188
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
• Child poverty has fallen significantly over the past decade. However, the number of families with children in relative income poverty (sometimes referred to as 'at-risk-of-poverty') has remained relatively static over this time. • According to recently published statistics from UNICEF, Ireland has among the highest rates of child poverty in the EU-1S. Only Italy has a higher proportion of households with children below 50% of median equivalised income. • Ireland places a far greater emphasis on income support (both universal and targeted measures) for families with children than most European countries, but it invests less in subsidised quality services for children. Ireland's level of subvention for childcare and healthcare for children is among the lowest in the EU, and Ireland is also a laggard when net education costs are considered.· • In terms of breakdown of expenditure, approximately two-thirds of child income support expenditure in Ireland is universally provided (as opposed to means-tested).
Keywords:
POVERTY; CHILD; FAMILY; LOW INCOME
ISBN:
0954227735

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCombat Poverty Agencyen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-13T12:20:22Z-
dc.date.available2015-01-13T12:20:22Z-
dc.date.issued2005-06-
dc.identifier.citationCombat Poverty Agency, 2005. Ending child poverty: policy statement on child poverty. Dublin: Combat Poverty Agency.en_GB
dc.identifier.isbn0954227735-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/338188-
dc.description• Child poverty has fallen significantly over the past decade. However, the number of families with children in relative income poverty (sometimes referred to as 'at-risk-of-poverty') has remained relatively static over this time. • According to recently published statistics from UNICEF, Ireland has among the highest rates of child poverty in the EU-1S. Only Italy has a higher proportion of households with children below 50% of median equivalised income. • Ireland places a far greater emphasis on income support (both universal and targeted measures) for families with children than most European countries, but it invests less in subsidised quality services for children. Ireland's level of subvention for childcare and healthcare for children is among the lowest in the EU, and Ireland is also a laggard when net education costs are considered.· • In terms of breakdown of expenditure, approximately two-thirds of child income support expenditure in Ireland is universally provided (as opposed to means-tested).en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCombat Poverty Agencyen_GB
dc.subjectPOVERTYen_GB
dc.subjectCHILDen_GB
dc.subjectFAMILYen_GB
dc.subjectLOW INCOMEen_GB
dc.titleEnding child poverty: policy statement on child povertyen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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