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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

A multidimensional approach to measuring child poverty: UNICEF social and economic policy working briefs

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Using evidence from UNICEF’s ongoing Global Study on Child Poverty in Disparities, this brief illustrates the importance of looking beyond traditional methods of measuring poverty based on income or consumption levels, and emphasizes the importance of seeking out the multidimensional face of child poverty. This approach further recognizes that the method used in depicting child poverty is crucial to the policy design and implementation of interventions that address children’s needs, especially among the most deprived.