Innocenti Working Papers

The Working Papers are the foundation of the Centre's research output, underpinning many of the Centre's other publications. These high quality research papers are aimed at an academic and well-informed audience, contributing to ongoing discussion on a wide range of child-related issues. More than 100 Working Papers have been published to date, with recent and forthcoming papers covering the full range of the Centre's agenda. The Working Papers series incorporates the earlier series of Innocenti Occasional Papers (with sub-series), also available for download.



Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis for the European Union (EU-MODA): Technical Note

2014


Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis for the European Union (EU-MODA): Technical Note
The Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis for the European Union (EU-MODA) compares the material well-being of children across the EU member states, using data from the child material deprivation module of the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) 2009.



Pre-crisis Conditions and Government Policy Responses: Chile and Mexico during the Great Recession

2014


UNICEF/OoR-Innocenti/2014 -
Chile and Mexico experienced extraordinary economic and social improvements over the first decade of the twenty-first century. Nonetheless, the 2008–2009 international crisis dramatically affected these two economies via real channels. Both countries reacted to the external shock by implementing several measures.



The Repercussions of the Economic Recession in Greece on Adolescents and their Families

2014


The Repercussions of the Economic Recession in Greece on Adolescents and their Families
Greece is among the countries hit most severely by the recent global economic crisis. Given that poverty in childhood and adolescence can have lifelong implications, investigation of the impact of the crisis on various aspects of adolescents’ well-being is critical for guiding prevention policies.



Significant Changes to Family-related Benefits in Rich Countries during the Great Recession

2014


Significant Changes to Family-related Benefits in Rich Countries during the Great Recession
Mounting pressure from the financial markets prompted most industrialized countries to engage in fiscal consolidation since 2010-2011, with social transfers among the most popular targets. Family benefits have been particularly hard hit between 2008 and 2012. Their real value declined for lone parent households (with two school-age children) earning 20% of the average wage in 20 out of 37 countries.



Subjective Impact of the Economic Crisis on Households with Children in 17 European Countries

2014


Subjective Impact of the Economic Crisis on Households with Children in 17 European Countries
This paper investigates differences in the perceived impact of the economic crisis between adults in households with and without children in 17 European countries. It also explores the channels through which the crisis affected adults in households with children and the ways in which they coped with the decline in income or economic activity.



Subjective Well-being, Risk Perceptions and Time Discounting: Evidence from a large-scale cash transfer programme

2014


Subjective Well-being, Risk Perceptions and Time Discounting: Evidence from a large-scale cash transfer programme
The risk and time preferences of individuals as well as their subjective expectations regarding the future are likely to play an important role in choice behaviour. A large-scale survey in Kenya shows that cash transfers alone do not appear to impact time discounting or risk aversion, but they do have an important impact on subjective well-being measures and on future perceptions of quality of life.



The Consequences of the Recent Economic Crisis and Government Reactions for Children

2014


The Consequences of the Recent Economic Crisis and Government Reactions for Children
During the late 2000s, European countries were affected by an economic crisis considered the most severe since the Second World War. However, not all the countries were hit in the same way. Some governments preferred to increase taxes while others preferred to reduce public expenditure, also cutting benefits and services for children and their families.



Trends in Child Well-being in EU Countries during the Great Recession: A cross-country comparative perspective

2014


UNICEF OoR 2014 -
The goal of this paper is to monitor the impact of the Great Recession on child well-being in countries of the European Union. Data from the EU-28 plus Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey is used to document the change in children’s well-being from 2007/8-2012/3. The authors classify countries into ‘least’, ’moderately’ and ‘most’ exposed to the global recession and document trends in well-being outcomes for each of the three groups.



Understanding Child Deprivation in the European Union: The Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis (EU-Moda) Approach

2014


UNICEF OoR 2014 -
This paper investigates child deprivation and its relationship to monetary child poverty in the European Union (EU) using the Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis (MODA) methodology. MODA provides both a conceptual framework and a methodology to estimate the rates of monetary child poverty and multidimensional child deprivation, as well as the overlaps between these measures.



Young People (not) in the Labour Market in Rich Countries during the Great Recession

2014


UNICEF OoR 2014 -
This paper investigates changes in unemployment, the NEET rate and temporary employment among 15-24-year-olds in 41 countries of the European Union (EU) and/or the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) between 2008 and 2013 and analyses the relationship between these indicators and changes in economic conditions.



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