Measuring Child Deprivation and Poverty Incidence in Nigeria: A Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Approach


Authors : Fanifosi, G.E; Adesiyan I.O; Ogunniyi, L.T

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 8 - August

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7263906

Children are the most vulnerable to excessive deprivation of basic needs and such affect their growth, mental stability and social relation. In spite of the concerted effort of World bodies to reduce Child poverty, yet many more children experience deprivation of basic developmental needs. The study critically examined child deprivation and poverty incidence in Nigeria using a multiple deprivation analysis approach. Child deprivation was measured multidimensional and three dimensions were considered:survival, development and social protection. These dimensions were ably represented by 11 indicators which were sourced from the 2018Demographic and Health (DHS) Surveydataset. The study found that higher proportion of the children was multidimensionally poor. About 94 percent of the children were deprived in the entire three dimensions, depicting multiple overlapping deprivations. In conclusion, the study suggests the need to focus on child right action plans that will aid the developmental growth of children and enable them to fully participate as part of the society.

Keywords : Children, Deprivation, Household, Poverty, MODA

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