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29/2/2012

ECLAC Experts Contribute to University of Bristol Book on Child Poverty

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An article written by two staff members from the Social Development Division of ECLAC, Nieves Rico and Ernesto Espíndola, was included in the book "Global child poverty and well-being: Measurement, concepts, policy and action", launched on 29 February by The Policy Press, University of Bristol, United Kingdom.

The chapters of the book show the different investigations which are being carried out all over the world on child poverty, with case studies of very different counties such as Bangladesh, United States of America, Haiti, Iran, Morocco, United Kingdom, South Africa, Tanzania and Vietnam, as well as countries in the European Union.

The study carried out by Rico and Espíndola is entitled "Child poverty in Latin America: multiple deprivation and monetary measures combined".

In the book, the editors Alberto Minujin and Shailen Nandy bring together theoretical, methodological and policy-relevant contributions by leading researchers on international child poverty, with the objective of influencing policy, action and research.

It is the first book which provides an overview of how child poverty is understood, defined and measured.

"This book sadly shows just how prevalent child poverty and deprivation are across the world.  At a time of widespread and extensive cuts to government spending and public services on which children and their families depend, it is simply unacceptable for governments to pass the burden of correcting economies onto the weakest members of society," states Shailen Nandy, from the University of Bristol.

This publication will be available to buy from 29 February. Further information on how to purchase it is available here.

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