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Nghèo đói, rủi ro và cách ứng phó của các hộ gia đình: Kinh nghiệm từ chương trình nghiên cứu “Những cuộc đời trẻ thơ”

  • Date: 28 Sep 2011
  • Series: Báo cáo phân tích chính sách số 14
  • Author: Kirrily Pells
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Poverty and inequalities shape the life chances of millions of children worldwide. How children experience poverty and manage risk is an important part of understanding the multiple dimensions of poverty. Findings from Young Lives show that the same groups of children (particularly children from rural areas, the poorest households and ethnic minorities or low-caste groups) tend to fare less well across a series of indicators of well-being. At the same time, children are involved in the  management of household risks, and informal and formal social support can have a protective effect. Policymakers concerned with reducing risk and improving protection should not focus on the symptoms of risk, but target the root causes of children’s poor life chances, namely poverty and inequalities. This means targeting the root causes of children’s poor life chances, namely poverty and inequalities, rather than just the symptoms of risk.