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Título: Assessing child well-being through a new multidimensional child-based weighting scheme index: An empirical estimation for Portugal
Autor: Fernandes, L.
Mendes, Américo M. S. Carvalho
Teixeira, Aurora A. C.
Palavras-chave: Child well-being
Child indicators
Empirical testing
Data: 2013
Editora: Elsevier
Citação: FERNANDES, Liliana ; MENDES , Américo M. S. Carvalho ; TEIXEIRA, Aurora A. C. - Assessing child well-being through a new multidimensional child-based weighting scheme index: An empirical estimation for Portugal. The Journal of Socio-Economics. ISSN 1053-5357. Vol. 45 (2013), p. 155-174
Resumo: Assessing child well-being through composite summary indexes is one of the most recent developments regarding child well-being measurement. Using a new index that takes into account the children’s own perspectives, this paper presents empirical evidence on the main determinants of overall child wellbeing. Econometric estimations, based on a sample of 1246 children enrolled in the 3rd–6th grades of schools located in the Northern region of Portugal, convey two main results: (1) the parents’ educational background and professional status, in particular, an unemployed father, are the most important factors affecting child well-being and (2) children from households with double or foreign nationality are worse off than those with Portuguese nationality. These results support the positive role of policies targeting the qualifications and employment opportunities for parents, as well as the need for inclusive policies for immigrant households as a way to improve their children’s well-being.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.14/14545
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