Qualitative Data from Ethiopia and Vietnam
The Global Coalition Against Child Poverty called for age disaggregated indicators of both multidimensional and monetary poverty. A new paper authored by Keetie Roelen of IDS, draws on longitudinal survey data and primary qualitative data from Ethiopia and Vietnam to advance the evidence base regarding the degree of congruence or dissonance between child poverty outcomes predicated on monetary and non-monetary multidimensional measures.
Expanding evidence suggests that poverty estimates based on monetary and non-monetary multidimensional measures are often loosely associated and that one measure cannot serve as a proxy for another.
The findings of this research aims to contribute to global debates regarding the use of measurement for the reduction of child poverty at a time of austerity and strained government and aid funding affecting children in low-, middle- and high-income countries.
Monetary and Multidimensional Child Poverty: A Contradiction in Terms?
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