Re-conceptualising Poverty

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

Sustainable Development Goal 1 aims to end poverty in all its forms everywhere, while target 2 of that goal aims 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.

The MOR for Children Framework

A major output of our research to date is the MOR for Children Framework – a child-centred framework for assessing multidimensional child poverty. The Framework also provides a means of developing and assessing policies and programs for their sensitivity to multidimensional child poverty. You can read more about the MOR for Children Framework in our September 2021 Discussion Paper (PDF).