Journal Article

Monitoring Child Well-being in the European Union: Measuring Cumulative Deprivation

Published on 1 January 2011

This paper describes and empirically tests a number of candidate measures of cumulative deprivation to monitor child well-being in the EU.

The authors posit that the ideal measure should be sensitive to changes in the depth of cumulative deprivation and, given its broad use in the policy community, has an intuitive interpretation. Using the 2007 wave of the EU-SILC data, the authors constructed several measures of cumulative deprivation from a set of 13 deprivation indicators for Germany, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.


Keetie Roelen

IDS Honorary Associate

Publication details

published by
Notten, G. and Roelen, K.
UNICEF Innocenti Working Paper, issue No. 2011-03


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Centre for Social Protection
OECD Europe

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