Well-being of Children in Kosovo

Poverty and Deprivation among Children using the Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis (MODA)
Well-being of Children in Kosovo

The children of Kosovo are of crucial importance for its future. As a landlocked society with little natural  resources and an economy with large growth potential, the population of Kosovo is its most important asset.  The development of human capital will be the important contributory factor to economic growth in the near and distant future while the quality of available human capital will be one of the critical determinants of economic success. The Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis (MODA) depicting the situation of children in Kosovo, is like a “room with a view” on the future of the developments in human capital for the Kosovar economy. It provides also insights in the equalities and inequities that exist in Kosovo, allowing to identify and locate the most disadvantaged children and thus complementing the equity analysis provided by other analyses.

The goal of this study is to examine the situation of children in Kosovo: whether they are deprived in areas that impede their growth and what are those areas. The objective is to identify the extent to which children in Kosovo are deprived from adequate: a) nutrition; b) housing; c) water; d) sanitation; e) health; f) child protection, to what extend they are exposed to g) violence; h) lack of information; i) reduced early childhood support; and j) education.

The accompanying report consists of an in-depth examination of the above mentioned wide range of dimensions related to deprivations children in Kosovo face, utilizing up-to-date techniques in this area such as the Kosovo Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis (K-MODA). The report presents data on variations in deprivation across four age groups: 0-11 months, 12-59 months, 5-14 years, and 15-17 years. The originality of the study is that the report presents the results not solely for the overall Kosovar children, but also looks in-depth at the deprivation of children belonging to the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities living in Kosovo.

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