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OECD Policy Workshop on Enhancing Child Well-being, 16th January 2019


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Child poverty has increased in almost two-thirds of OECD countries since 2007, and almost one child in seven live in income poverty. This has implications for social mobility since it could take at least five generations or 150 years for the child of a poor family to reach the average income, on average across OECD countries. In this situation, many countries are willing to put in place policies to combat child poverty and effectively reach the most vulnerable families.

In this context, on 16 January, The OECD Centre for Opportunity and Equality (COPE) held a workshop to stimulate discussion on the challenges faced by the development of such policies at all levels of action. Experts, researchers, policy-makers and stakeholders from across OECD member countries came together at the OECD headquarters in Paris, to discuss how to make poverty reduction policies more effective and sustainable for the hardest to reach population groups and how best to meet the multiple needs of families. 

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Key documents and links


Morning Session

Afternoon Session


Session 1: Comprehensive national anti-poverty strategies

Session 2: A range of services for vulnerable families: what makes them work?

Session 3: Delivering effective and fair care and education services

Session 4: Effective policy evaluation and monitoring practices


With the kind support of:

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