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Measuring Multidimensional Child Poverty in the Era of the Sustainable Development Goals


The new global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), agreed to by governments of the world in 2015, present an unprecedented opportunity for social progress for the new generation of children and young people (UNICEF and Global Coalition to End Child Poverty 2017). Goal 1 calls for “reducing at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions” (Target 1.2) by 2030 (United Nations 2015). The wording of Target 1.2 is significant because for the first time a global poverty goal includes children explicitly and recognizes the multidimensional nature of poverty. It is also the first time that a global poverty goal applies equally to rich and poor countries and refers explicitly to national definitions.


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Publication date: 2017

Author(s): Yekaterina Chzhen, David Gordon, Sudhanshu Handa

Journal: Child Indicators Research

Page(S): 1-3

Language: English

Peer reviewed: YES

Related Innocenti Project(s):

Child Poverty