|ORGANIZATION||Economic and Political Weekly|
|TOPIC||Child poverty and disparities|
While it may be possible to mitigate poverty through social transfers, it is not possible to eradicate the processes that create poverty under capitalism. Eight such processes are discussed: the creation of the preconditions; petty commodity production and trade; technological change and unemployment; petty commodification; harmful commodities and waste; pauperising crises; climate-change related pauperisation; and the unrequired, incapacitated and/or dependent human body under capitalism. Ways to regulate these processes and to protect against their impact are discussed.