False positives or hidden dimensions : the definition and measurement of child poverty

K.C.H. Roelen

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    Abstract

    Poverty is often associated with a shortage of financial means as a result of which basic needs such as food, housing and education cannot be provided. On the basis of Vietnamese data this dissertation shows that children in families with sufficient financial means do not necessarily go to school or drink clean water. Contrarily, children who lack certain basic provisions do not necessarily live in a family with a shortage of financial means. This result has consequences both for the way we can create an adequate image of child poverty, and for the policy that is needed to combat child poverty.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • Maastricht University
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • de Neubourg, Christiaan, Supervisor
    • Gassmann, F., Advisor, External person
    Award date9 Jul 2010
    Place of PublicationMaastricht
    Publisher
    Print ISBNs9789086661541
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

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