UNICEF Social Inclusion, Policy and Budgeting

Children in Times of Crisis: Past Lessons, Future Policies

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AUTHOR Caroline Harper, Nicola Jones, Andy McKay, Jessica Espey
ORGANIZATION ODI
TYPE Lessons Learned/Good Practices
DATE 2009
TOPIC Economic crisis and recovery
LANGUAGE English
ABSTRACT

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.


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