What is it about?
In Belgium, almost one child in five lives below the poverty line. But what reality is hidden behind these figures? What does poverty really mean in a child’s life? Researchers have developed, at European level, an indicator that measures children’s everyday difficulties: deprivation. With the support of the King Baudouin Foundation, Frank Vandenbroucke and Anne-Catherine Guio have published a report that compares the deprivation suffered by children in Belgium (nationally and for each Region) with that of children in other European countries. The authors have also set out recommendations for an ambitious policy to fight childhood poverty.