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Child Poverty and Quality of Government - A Global Analysis

Research project
Avslutad forskning
Project size
6 519 000
Project period
2012 - 2016
Project owner
Department of Sociology and Work Science

Short description

We have the resources needed to lift the world's children out of poverty. What is missing is knowledge, political decisions and functioning
institutions. The purpose of the project is to use existing data to gain new knowledge about both effective policy measures and
institutional barriers to policy implementation.
Over the past 20 years, there has been a revolution in the availability of global individual- and household-based surveys of
poverty and living conditions. Data covers a significant portion of the world's lands and a majority of its population. We can now
study the extent to which children have access to food, clean water, sanitation, health care, schooling, are affected by illnesses etc.