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Child well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations (Revised 2nd Edition)What do we know?$
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Koen Vleminckx and Timothy M. Smeeding

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9781861342539

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861342539.001.0001

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Child well-being in the EU – and enlargement to the East

Child well-being in the EU – and enlargement to the East

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(p.99) Four Child well-being in the EU – and enlargement to the East
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Child well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations (Revised 2nd Edition)
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John Micklewright

Kitty Stewart

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861342539.003.0005

This chapter highlights the differences among the current members of the EU, and contrasts them as a group with the applicants. It considers whether applicants have a comparative advantage over members in any dimension of well-being. The criteria for European Union (EU) membership and the approach that is currently taken by the European Commission to measure the differences in living standards within the Union are discussed first. This is followed by a discussion on the three dimensions of well-being of European children: their education, health, and economic welfare.

Keywords:   comparative advantage, well-being dimension, EU membership criteria, European Commission, living standards

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