Journal Article

Girls in Transition—How to Build Evidence and Gain Insight

Published on 4 March 2011

As a result of the increased acknowledgement that children deserve a special focus in poverty measurement, the range of measures aiming to capture the specific nature of child poverty and vulnerability has increased in size and scope over the last few years.

Despite evidence that the timing of poverty matters and that children in different age brackets have different needs, child poverty approaches are largely developed for children as a homogeneous group with limited age diversification. This paper aims to address this gap within the debate on child poverty and well-being measurement and presents an explorative study to assess and investigate the issues related to the measurement of poverty and vulnerability of a specific group in society, namely adolescent girls, on the basis of a standardized and widely available household survey. The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2006 data is used to investigate the specific situation of adolescent girls in Vietnam.


Keetie Roelen

IDS Honorary Associate

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Roelen, K.
Child Indicators Research, issue DOI 10.1007/s12187-011-9113-7


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