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Comparing Inequality in the Well-being of Children in Economically Advanced Countries: A methodology

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Candace Currie; Dorothy Currie; Leonardo Menchini; Chris Roberts; Dominic Richardson
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ABSTRACT

Socio-economic research on child well-being and the debate around child indicators has evolved quite rapidly in recent decades. An important contribution to this trend is represented by international comparative research based on multi-dimensional child well-being frameworks: most of this research is based on the comparison of average levels of well-being across countries. This paper tries to respond to the complex challenge of going beyond an approach based on averages and proposes a complementary approach to compare inequality in child well-being in economically advanced countries. In particular, it focuses on the disparities at the bottom-end of the child well-being distribution, by comparing the situation of the ‘median’ child and the situation of the children at the bottom of the well-being scale for nine indicators of material conditions, education and health.
SERIESInnocenti Working Papers
SERIES No. 2010-19
DATE OF PUBLICATION2011
PAGES58