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Material deprivation and social exclusion of children: lessons from measurement attempts among children in Israel

  • DAPHNA GROSS-MANOS (a1)
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Measuring child poverty using a ‘poverty threshold’ has many drawbacks. Thus, this study sought to develop two alternative measures, a material deprivation index and a social exclusion measure. These new measures were developed and tested using data from the first wave of the International Survey of Children's Well-Being in Israel among twelve-year-olds. The results show it is possible to develop child-centered material deprivation and social exclusion measures that are valid and reliable. The measures can help policy makers decide on priorities and create policies that better meet the needs of children.

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Journal of Social Policy
  • ISSN: 0047-2794
  • EISSN: 1469-7823
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