Impacts of the Global Crisis and Policy Responses on Child Well-being: A macro-micro simulation framework

Innocenti Working Papers 2010-06


Impacts of the Global Crisis and Policy Responses on Child Well-being: A macro-micro simulation framework
  • Author(s)
    • Bibi, Sami;
    • Cockburn, John;
    • Fofana, Ismaël;
    • Tiberti, Luca;
  • Date of Publication
    • 2010
  • Pages
    • 40
  • IRC Stock Number
    • 604U
  • Publication Cost
    • free
  • Language
    • English





Description

This paper outlines the methodology of a UNICEF research project on the impact of the global economic crisis on children in Western and Central Africa, which can also be applied to study the effects of other socio-economic shocks on households and particularly on children in developing countries. To understand the nature and the extent of the effects of a crisis in developing countries requires a rigorous analysis of the transmission mechanisms at both the macro and micro levels. This paper provides a tool to attempt to predict ex ante the impacts of the crisis, and possible policy responses, on households and their children. As timely data monitoring child well-being are not readily available to guide the rapid implementation of policies to protect children, a predictive model was developed that anticipates the impacts of the crisis on various essential dimensions of child wellbeing. Specifically, this paper proposes and discusses a combined macro-micro model following a top-down approach.

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Thematic area

Child Poverty   / 

Thesaurus

child education   /  child health   /  child labour   /  child poverty   /  econometric models   /  economic crisis   /  hunger   /  social protection   /