Research projects

Project CEMAPRE internal

TitleChild and Adolescent Well-being index - Year 2
ParticipantsMaria Teresa G. Alves, Amélia Bastos, Maria Eugénia Ferrão (Principal Investigator)
SummaryAlthough monitoring and evaluating child poverty has been recognized as important, there is little
statistical information focused on children. Because the annual EU-Statistics on Income and Living
Conditions (EU-SILC) survey does not include child-specific information on an annual basis, this
study proposes a measure of child exposure to household material deprivation based on this dataset.
The study considers four domains of deprivation that have a direct impact on child development:
housing conditions, household financial capacity, household durable goods, and environment living
conditions. Even though developing a child-centered measurement of child deprivation is important,
the EU-SILC considers the household as the unit of measurement. Therefore, our proposal allows
annual monitoring of children's deprivation, an important insight for social policy purposes. We
intend to extend to UE-28 data the methodological approach we have applied to the Portuguese data
sample. For that purpose, we plan to submit this project to Eurostat in order to obtain that full