On October 10, 2017, a policy workshop took place in Ezulwini, Swaziland, where SPRI team members – Nesha Ramful, Liên Boon and Victor Cebotari, in partnership with colleagues from the Ministry of Economic Planning & Development, and UNICEF, discussed and validated the final results of the country’s Multidimensional Child Poverty analysis. The audience of the workshop consisted of senior officials from key governmental institutions in Swaziland. Together, SPRI and its partners reflected on the results and discussed implications for policy and practice. The workshop fueled the interest and commitment from all participants to take further actions and reduce the multidimensional child poverty in Swaziland according to the Sustainable Development Goal 1.2.
In affiliation with Maastricht University and Social Policy Research Institute, I am happy to announce the publication of a new open access article in Child Development. Titled A Longitudinal Analysis of Well-Being of Ghanaian Children in Transnational Families, this article is co-authored by Victor Cebotari, Valentina Mazzucato and Ernest Appiah.
In 2013, 2014 and 2015, the authors collected longitudinal data among children whose parents were away due to migration in Kumasi and Sunyani, Ghana. Through empirical evidence, this study shows that over years, children of migrants build resilience to living separated from their parents and are doing well in health, school and psychological measures of well-being. Yet, there are some risk factors – the divorce of migrant parents, a change in caregiver, and the gender of the child – that may affect children more negatively.
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