mobilmeny

Economic Growth, Poverty and Children

Economic Growth, Poverty and Children

ARTICLE by Alberto Minujin, Jan Vandemoortele and Enrique Delamonica in Environment & Urbanization Vol. 14, No. 2, October 2002

Environment & Urbanization, October 2002

This paper discusses the different dimensions of poverty, with a particular focus on non-monetary aspects, and describes the limitations and inaccuracies inherent in the US$ 1 a day poverty line now widely used in cross- country comparisons. 

Alberto Minujin, Jan Vandemoortele and Enrique Delamonica highlight how little attention is given to the aspects of poverty that most affect children and explains why addressing these issues is an effective approach to poverty reduction. They discuss why economic growth during the 1990s failed to produce the hoped-for decline in the incidence of poverty in most nations and report, for example, on the existence of disparities as well as on the advantages of extending provision of basic services to all.

Whilst on the one hand, economic growth has not necessarily reduced the incidence of (monetary and non-monetary) poverty, on the other, reductions in poverty have been achieved in some cases without waiting for economic growth. Countries with comparable per capita incomes, for instance, can show considerable variation in under-five mortality rates.


09.09.2016
Share:         
UiB ISC

CROP News and Events

TRANSNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS IN THE ENABLEMENT OF SUSTAINABLE WATER ACCESSIBILITY IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

January 2019

CROP POVERTY BRIEF 48: By Adebusuyi Isaac Adeniran (Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Nigeria, and Research Coordinator at Migration and Development in Africa Monitors (MDAM), Nigeria)

Consolidating South Africa's Emerging Democratic Developmental State through Developmental Local Government

December 2018

CROP POVERTY BRIEF: By Isaac Khambule (PhD Candidate at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and a Researcher at the Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa)

Organisational Changes at the CROP Secretariat

1 December 2018

The University of Bergen (UiB) and the International Science Council (ISC) have announced organisational changes at the CROP Secretariat.

News from CROPNET

SDG Conference Bergen

7-8 February 2019 | University of Bergen

re:thinking/re:working - Addressing the inequality of knowledge

CODESRIA 15th General Assembly

17-21 December, 2018 | Dakar, Senegal

EVENT: Africa and the Crisis of Globalisation.

Launch of International Science Council (ISC)

5 July (09.00-18.00 CEST)

LIVESTREAM: the founding of ISC will be celebrated with a Science Day.

Menu