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Changes in child poverty and deprivation in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia at the end of the 20th century

Shailen Nandy

in Global Child Poverty and Well-being

Published by Policy Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9781847424822
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447307235 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847424822.003.0017
Changes in child poverty and deprivation in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia at the end of the 20th century

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This chapter discusses the extent and nature of child poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia at the end of the twentieth century. In doing so, it presents data on the number and distribution of children living in poverty and deprivation in the year 2000, with data disaggregated for urban and rural areas, and where relevant, by gender. While knowing the pattern of deprivation and poverty at a point in time is useful it is also important to know if conditions for children are improving or getting worse. Thus, the chapter shows what changes occurred in these regions, between 1995 and 2000. Policy implications are discussed.

Keywords: Child poverty; Africa; Asia; Deprivation; statistics; Basic needs; Aid

Chapter.  9632 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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