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The multidimensional aspects of the educational poverty: a general overview on measures and lack of data in Italy

Christian Morabito, Vincenzo Mauro and Monica Pratesi

Discussion Papers from Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

Abstract: The goal of the paper is to fix the ideas on the current state of the art on the definition and measure of educational poverty (EP). The main concepts involved in the definition of EP are reviewed under the multidimentional approach to the definition of poverty. The main indicators are recalled and described to pave the way towards the definition of a multidimentional educational poverty set of indicators under the theoretical framework of basic capabilities. The issue is relevant to design and monitor the national action plans for the implementation of the EU Childhood Guarantee initiative Lacks of data on child poverty and deprivation in education need to be overcome to provide detailed and timely evidence to policy making.

Keywords: Educational poverty; Multidimentional indicators (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C43 C81 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021-12-01
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Note: ISSN 2039-1854
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