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New global estimates of child poverty and their sensitivity to alternative equivalence scales

David Newhouse, Pablo Suárez Becerra and Martin Evans ()

Economics Letters, 2017, vol. 157, issue C, 125-128

Abstract: This paper uses micro-data from household surveys from 89 countries to estimate the rate of extreme poverty among children in the developing world. 19.5% of children are estimated to live on less than $1.90 per day, as opposed to 9.2% of adults. Poverty rates for children remain above 17%, and are greater than adult poverty rates, for all reasonable two-parameter equivalence scales.

Keywords: Poverty; Children; Scales (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I3 O1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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