A global measurement approach versus a country-specific measurement approach - Do they draw the same picture of child poverty? The case of Vietnam

Roelen, Keetie, Gassmann, Franziska and de Neubourg, Chris (2008). A global measurement approach versus a country-specific measurement approach - Do they draw the same picture of child poverty? The case of Vietnam. Maastricht University.

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    Author Roelen, Keetie
    Gassmann, Franziska
    de Neubourg, Chris
    Title A global measurement approach versus a country-specific measurement approach - Do they draw the same picture of child poverty? The case of Vietnam
    Publication Date 2008
    Place of Publication Maastricht, NL
    Publisher Maastricht University
    Pages XXVIII, 28
    Abstract Child poverty can be measured using approaches that aim to make cross-country comparisons on a regional or global scale or to capture a country specific poverty context. The first can be referred to as a global approach and the second as a country specific approach. These underlying rationales for the design and use of a child poverty approach have great implications for their theoretical and conceptual frameworks. This paper investigates whether the conceptual differences between the global and country specific approaches also draw a different empirical picture of child poverty when applied to a specific country. Vietnam is used as a case study for the application of both approaches and analysis of results. The methodology used identifies children at two different levels of poverty, namely severe deprivation and absolute poverty. Findings suggest that the country-specific approach is more inclusive than the global approach, identifying a larger percentage of children as poor and capturing the large majority of those children identified under the global approach. Poverty figures of both approaches further convey a varying picture of child poverty when considering the different dimensions of vulnerability. The demographic composition of the poverty groups by either one or both of the approaches does not display significant differences. Keywords: child poverty, multidimensional poverty, Vietnam
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    Copyright Holder Maastricht Graduate School of Governance
    Copyright Year 2008
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