Measuring child material deprivation in the EU.

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The fight against child poverty and the importance of investing in children's well-being has been high on the EU political agenda for many years. In February 2013, a major step forward was taken when the European Commission published a Recommendation on 'Investing in children, breaking the cycle of disadvantage' (European Commission, 2013). The recommendation follows a series of steps taken by some EU Presidencies, the EU Social Protection Committee (SPC) and the Commission. In 2007, an EU Task-Force on Child Poverty and Child Well-Being was established by the SPC. Its report (Social Protection Committee, 2008) spelled out a number of recommendations for developing and monitoring indicators and for the use of a common framework in the analysis of child poverty and well-being. Following these guidelines, Tárki and Applica (2010) prepared a report on Child poverty and Child Well-being in the EU for the European Commission (...) This chapter provides the main results of the in-depth analysis of the 2009 EU-SILC data on child MD carried out by Guio, Gordon and Marlier (2012). A key purpose of the study by Guio and her colleagues was to identify an optimal set of children MD items among those collected in 2009 in order to recommend a child MD indicator for use by EU Member States and the European Commission. Detailed analyses, including all underlying national and EU figures can be found in this report.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMonitoring social inclusion in Europe
Place of PublicationLuxembourg
PublisherOffice of the European Union
Number of pages0
ISBN (Print)978-92-79-43623-9
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • children
  • material deprivation

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