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Children in times of economic crisis: Past lessons, future policies

Caroline Harper
Nicola Jones
Andrew McKay
Jessica Espey


This is an Overseas Development Institute (ODI) background paper, in partnership with the Chronic Poverty Research Centre and UNICEF.

The piece discusses how do economic shocks, in particular the current economic downturn, affect the wellbeing of children? What can be done to mitigate harm? This paper explores these questions, presents a framework for analysing the impact of shocks on children in different contexts and suggests initial policy implications.

Publication Type(s)

CPRC Policy Brief


childhood poverty shocks


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