Moore, Karen (2004). Chronic, life-course and intergenerational poverty, and South-East Asian youth.
This paper draws upon work by the Chronic Poverty Research Centre to argue that the related concepts of chronic poverty, life-course poverty and intergenerational poverty are useful to understanding youth poverty. This is because the poverty experienced by youth is often linked to childhood deprivation and parental poverty, and–like poverty in childhood or in old age–it can have implications across an individual’s life-course, and that of her or his household. The paper draws upon evidence from six South-East Asian countries to explore these linkages. Estimates of youth in extreme poverty in South-East Asia are presented, based on a new child-centred approach to estimating childhood deprivation recently developed by Gordon et al (2003)