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Lucia Ferrone


Lucia joined the Office of Research in November 2014, to work on Multidimensional Overlapping Deprivation Analysis (MODA) and child poverty, both in low and middle-income countries. She holds a Ph.D. in Development Economics, and her research interests lie in family and population economics, child well-being, and migration; she is also particularly interested in longitudinal analysis. She is a geek and a feminist, not necessarily in this order.
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The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 1.2 implies that both monetary and non-monetary or multidimensional (MD) child poverty would be measured and monitored, and that the associated indicators would be defined nationally. However, very few countries routinely measure child MD poverty.


Lisa Hjelm; Lucia Ferrone; Sudhanshu Handa; Yekaterina Chzhen
Based on nationally representative data from the Armenian Integrated Living Conditions Survey 2013/14, the study finds that 64 per cent of children under 18 are deprived in 2 or more dimensions, with a substantially higher rate in rural than in urban areas. The highest rates of deprivation are in access to utilities, quality housing and leisure activities. More than one in four children are both multidimensionally deprived and live in consumption-poor households, while more than one in three are deprived but do not live in poor households.


How to halve poverty in all its dimensions by 2030 (19 Oct 2017)

The way countries define poverty is going to matter for their probability of achieving Sustainable Development Goal 1, Target 1.2. It c ...

Do the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros need seven measures of child deprivation? (26 Sep 2017)

When the winds of winter blow and the White Walkers arrive, it probably won’t matter if you are living in the Red Keep, or in a farm n ...


Lucia Ferrone on Lessons from Harry Potter on Multidimensional Child Poverty


Multidimensional child poverty

Generating quality evidence on multi-dimensional child poverty through Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis (MODA).