Alba Lanau imparteix la conferència “Pobresa infantil a Espanya amb dades de l'Enquesta de Condicions de Vida de 2014", en el marc dels Hangout Seminars al CED
Organitza: Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics
Lloc: Sala Hangout Àngels Torrents, CED
Hora: 12:00 - 13:00
Alba Lanau.- Pobresa infantil a Espanya amb dades de l'Enquesta de Condicions de Vida de 2014.
Methods: Analysis of the 2014 Encuesta de Condiciones de Vida. Poverty is operationalised through material deprivation measures which capture household’s ability to afford basic needs. I use an adapted EU measure containing only child/adult specific items.
Findings: Households strive to protect children from poverty but are not always able to do so. The combination of adult and child-specific deprivation measures allows identifying a subset of particularly vulnerable households who are often deprived of basic needs. In the last recession around 17% of households with children both adults and children were deprived of basic needs. – It is likely to be much larger in the next recession. In the last recession a substantial minority of children could cover social, leisure and extended educational needs.
Conclusions: The article argues for more ambitious policy interventions to protect households with children, particularly in times of recession. Household level measures under-estimate poverty among parents.