In this paper, we explore the conditions of childhood that can lead to
poverty throughout the lifecourse and affect transfers of poverty to the
next generation. The largely inconclusive evidence base surrounding
lifecourse and intergenerational poverty transmission is reviewed before
a discussion of the key social processes and contexts that impact on
childhood, lifecourse and intergenerational poverty. Prioritized issues
- nutrition, child care and guidance, education, child work, and
aspirations and attitudes - are explored within the context of UNICEF's
basic framework of survival, protection, development and participation.
The paper concludes with an analysis of elements of the wider
environment, critical to enabling action in childhood to break poverty
A summary of the published paper and a postprint version are appended.
Harper, C.; Marcus, R.; Moore, K. Enduring Poverty and the Conditions of Childhood: Lifecourse and Intergenerational Poverty Transmissions. World Development (2003) 31 (3) 535-554. [DOI: 10.1016/S0305-750X(03)00010-X]