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Zertifikat "audit berufundfamilie"

Inhaltsbereich: Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung

Kinder in Armutslagen



"Official statistics show that children more often depend on social benefits and are more likely to live in low income households than other population groups. The material situation of children has to be considered within the household and family context. Children living in single-parent households show a particularly high risk of poverty. The risk of poverty for children also increases with the number of siblings. Unemployment or a low qualification level of the parents, as well as a non-German nationality are often associated with material deprivation during childhood. Living in poverty often goes along with restricted educational opportunities and a lower degree of social participation. Looking at existing research, in our view, a broader consideration of child poverty which combines different poverty indicators is missing so far. Common concepts of defining poverty have both advantages and disadvantages. Thus, a combination of different approaches to measure poverty is recommended. In addition, the longitudinal life course perspective on child poverty should be further developed." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))


Bibliographical information

Tophoven, Silke; Wenzig, Claudia; Lietzmann, Torsten (2016): Kinder in Armutslagen * Konzepte, aktuelle Zahlen und Forschungsstand. (IAB-Forschungsbericht, 11/2016), N├╝rnberg, 39 p.