Study on Child Poverty and Disparities in Jamaica 2009

Commissioned by UNICEF in partnership with the Planning Institute of Jamaica

Photograph of a boy standing on an overpass above a drainage canal containing raw sewage
UNICEF Jamaica/2008/Susan Markisz


This study is not only a component of the Global Study of Child Poverty and Disparities commissioned and guided by UNICEF in 40 countries, but also seeks to extend local knowledge on the poverty and related aspects of Jamaican children. Estimates of poverty in Jamaica have been made annually since 1989 based on the Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions (JSLC). 

Statistical Institute of Jamaica
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