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What inequality means for children

Anno: 2013
Autore: M. Woodhead, P. Dornan, H.Murray
Lingua: Inglese
Pagine: 68

Il documento, che è stato ideato per le consultazioni sulla disuguaglianza post 2015, analizza come la povertà influisce sull’infanzia. Lo studio si basa sulle testimonianze raccolte da Young Lives in quattro paesi e propone otto messaggi su come la condizione economica incida nella vita dei minori.

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Written to inform the post 2015 inequalities consultation, this paper synthesizes evidence on the nature of inequalities and how these affect children. It draws on evidence from the four-country Young Lives longitudinal study of childhood poverty and suggests 8 messages for how inequalities affect children.

http://www.wikiprogress.org/index.php/Child_well-being_papers_and_reports#2013

The authors

Acknowledgements
Summary

Introduction

Message 1: Inequalities in children’s development originate in multiple
disadvantages, with compounding effects on children’s long-term
outcomes

Message 2: Inequalities undermine the development of human potential:
children from disadvantaged families quickly fall behind

Message 3: In Young Lives countries, gender differences become more
significant as children get older, but boys are not always advantaged

Message 4: Early malnutrition has serious, long-term consequences,
but there is also evidence that some children may recover

Message 5: Inequalities also open up during middle and later childhood

Message 6: Children’s subjective well-being is both a major indicator of
inequality and also a channel for the transmission of poverty

Message 7: Education is regarded by adults and children as transformative
but doesn’t always compensate for background disadvantage and may
reinforce differences

Message 8: Social protection programmes can reduce disadvantage, but
impacts are often complex, some may be unintended and they may not
always benefit children

Conclusions and policy implications

References

Casa editrice: Young Lives
ISBN13: 9781909403055
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