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Child material deprivation; within region disparities by degree of urbanization

Ana I. Moro Egido () and Maria Navarro ()
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Ana I. Moro Egido: Department of Economic Theory and Economic History, University of Granada.
Maria Navarro: Departament of Applied Economics, University of Granada.

Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Ana Isabel Moro-Egido ()

No 20/06, ThE Papers from Department of Economic Theory and Economic History of the University of Granada.

Abstract: This paper analyzes the impact of the degree of urbanization on child material deprivation by region in Spain. Using the EU-SILC 2009 and 2014 special module on material deprivation, we find that living in a city or town, with respect to a village, increases child material deprivation to a larger extent than household material deprivation and income. The effect of income becomes larger only among households with the largest deprivation (top quintile). Differentiating by needs, children’s basic needs provision does not respond to household material deprivation, income or degree of urbanization, whereas educational/leisure needs provision does. Finally, our results support the idea that regions with sufficiently high densely populated areas increase children’s material deprivation. Our findings might be of help for politicians and policymakers to design more effective policies intended to alleviate the incidence of child material deprivation that go beyond incomerelated programs.

Keywords: Child and household material deprivation; hierarchical data; degree of urbanization; regional disparities. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C30 I32 R20 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 51 pages
Date: 2020-08-08
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