Children are the most vulnerable to excessive
deprivation of basic needs and such affect their growth,
mental stability and social relation. In spite of the
concerted effort of World bodies to reduce Child
poverty, yet many more children experience deprivation
of basic developmental needs. The study critically
examined child deprivation and poverty incidence in
Nigeria using a multiple deprivation analysis approach.
Child deprivation was measured multidimensional and
three dimensions were considered:survival, development
and social protection. These dimensions were ably
represented by 11 indicators which were sourced from
the 2018Demographic and Health (DHS) Surveydataset.
The study found that higher proportion of the children
was multidimensionally poor. About 94 percent of the
children were deprived in the entire three dimensions,
depicting multiple overlapping deprivations. In
conclusion, the study suggests the need to focus on child
right action plans that will aid the developmental growth
of children and enable them to fully participate as part
of the society.
Children, Deprivation, Household, Poverty, MODA