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Child poverty and well-being

Nicola Jones and Andy Sumner
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  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-Being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Child poverty and well-being is a holistic overview of the approaches to poverty pertaining to individuals less than the age of 18. With descriptions of UN goals and perspectives of a "rights-based" approach, capability approach, and human development approach. Through an aggregate of these three approaches, this chapter discusses ways to tackle problems of school enrollment and child malnutrition. Jones and Sumner also explore the three-dimensional child development approach which includes what a child has, what a child can do with what he/she has, and what a child thinks about what he/she has and can do. The authors hereby emphasize the importance of a holistic perception of child poverty as that is what goals, indicators, and data are built upon.


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