New UNICEF Publications on Poverty Research
Member of CROP Scientific Committee Isabel Ortiz has co-edited several new publications related to child poverty problematics.
Child Poverty and Inequality: New Perspectives, edited by Isabel Ortiz, Louise Moreira Daniels, and Sólrún Engilbertsdóttir
The 21st century starts with vast inequalities for children in terms of income, access to food, water, health, education, housing, or employment for their families. Half of the world’s children are below the poverty line of $2 a day and suffer from multiple deprivations and violations to basic human rights. More than 22,000 children die each day, and most of their deaths are preventable. This volume presents some of the critical acknowledged voices to move a necessary agenda forward. It explains multidimensional poverty measurements, describes current trends and presents policies to reduce poverty and inequality.
A Recovery for All: Rethinking Socio-Economic Policies for Children and Poor Households, edited by Isabel Ortiz and Matthew Cummins
The world’s financial and economic crisis has taken a toll on children and poor households. High food and commodity prices, unemployment and austerity measures have aggravated persistent inequalities and contributed to a substantial rise in hunger and social tensions. Investments for the world’s poor are needed to recover lost ground in pursuit of development objectives. This book describes the social impacts of the crisis, policy responses to date and United Nations alternative proposals for ‘A Recovery for All.’
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