The puppose of this project was to provide the empirical evidence to the ‘breaking the cycle of poverty’ rationale for investing in children. This is because SCUK’s economic policy work, and more broadly its entire policy agenda, is based upon the justification that investing in children in developing countries is a necessary strategy for sustainable poverty reduction by increasing future productivity.
-Examined the impacts of government expenditures on child poverty AND
-Examined the impacts of changing child wellbeing indicators on economic development
This two step process connected investment in children to economic development outcomes.