Multidimensional Poverty of Children in Mozambique

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We analyse the multidimensional wellbeing of children aged 0–17 in Mozambique and find that 46.3% can be considered multidimensionally poor. A substantial divide exists between urban and rural areas and between northern and southern provinces. We compare Mozambican children’s wellbeing with that of children in other regional countries. Despite impressive gains in some indicators, multidimensional child poverty in Mozambique still substantially exceeds that in neighbouring countries. Targeted policies considering the specificities of child welfare are needed to ensure that the national-level growth and poverty reduction experienced by the population as a whole translate into better living conditions for children.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftChild Indicators Research
Vol/bind13
Sider (fra-til)1675–1700
ISSN1874-897X
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2020

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