Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Child Poverty and Inequality: New Perspectives
Isabel Ortiz, Louise Moreira Daniels and Sólrún Engilbertsdóttir (Editors)

The 21st century starts with vast inequalities for children in terms of income, access to food, water, health, education, housing, or employment for their families. Half of the world’s children are below the poverty line of $2 a day and suffer from multiple deprivations and violations to basic human rights. More than 22,000 children die each day, and most of their deaths are preventable. This volume presents some of the critical acknowledged voices to move a necessary agenda forward. It explains multidimensional poverty measurements, describes current trends and presents policies to reduce poverty and inequality.

Contributors include:

Hanna Alder
Giovanni A. Cornia
Nicola Jones
Isabel Ortiz
Sabina Alkire
Matthew Cummins
Naila Kabeer
Paola Pereznieto
Armando Barrientos
Sólrún Engilbertsdóttir
Bill Kerry
Kate E. Pickett
Sheridan Bartlett
Gaspar Fajth
Sharmila Kurukulasuriya
Amjad Rabi
Laurence Chandy
Geoffrey Gertz
Nora Lustig
José Manuel Roche
Alex Cobham
Caroline Harper
Bruno Martorano
Andy Sumner 
Paul Collier
Sir Richard Jolly 
Alberto Minujin
Timo Voipio
Sarah Cook
Jomo Kwame Sundaram
Deepa Narayan
Richard Wilkinson
Jennifer Yablonski