Child Poverty

Sustainable Development Goal 1 aims to end poverty in all its forms everywhere, and to reduce by at least half the proportion of men, women, and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions, by 2030. 

Our research contributes to the development of definitions of multidimensional child poverty that are child-centred – and to innovative approaches to assessing child poverty and to developing child-inclusive policies and programs.

More for Children

We believe it is not possible to ensure well-being for all children in Australia while child poverty continues – and it is not possible to end child poverty unless we can understand and measure poverty in a child-centred way.

More for Children is a program of transformative research  which will build our understanding of children’s experiences of poverty in Australia, refine the MOR Framework for assessing and measuring poverty, and support policy makers to design child-centred policies to reduce poverty.

At the heart of More for Children is rights-based research with children – and their families and communities – to bring their voices to the fore.


More for Children

A program of transformative research to contribute to understanding and reducing child poverty, and scaffolding well-being for all children in Australia.

    Assessing Childhood Poverty in Indonesia

    This research aims to better understanding child poverty in Indonesia from the standpoint of children, using a range of participatory methods.

    New Policy Approaches to Addressing Childhood Poverty

    A major focus of our research is reconceptualising child poverty from a child-centred perspective, in order to bring about change.