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The impact of economic change on child welfare in Central Asia

Jane Falkingham

in Child well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations (Revised 2nd Edition)

Published by Policy Press

Published in print February 2001 | ISBN: 9781861342539
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301738 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861342539.003.0010
The impact of economic change on child welfare in Central Asia

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This chapter considers the impact of recent economic changes on the welfare of children. It takes on a multidimensional view of child well-being and discusses certain indicators that include economic measures of poverty based on both incomes and expenditures. The chapter starts with discussion on the demographic significance of children in the Central Asian context, and also the recent macroeconomic changes in the region and the possible ways in which these changes may impact on the welfare of the children.

Keywords: economic changes; welfare of children; child well-being; economic measures; indicators; demographic significance; macroeconomic changes

Chapter.  8502 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

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