Focusing on Children’s Rights to Fight Poverty Download Resource

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

United States

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Focusing on children’s rights in investment decisions is essential to combatting poverty. Investment decisions, whether local, national, or global in scope, impact children’s rights to survival, development, and protection from harm.

Denied their right to living standards adequate for physical, emotional, and intellectual growth, children encounter challenges that exact severe social and financial costs, perpetuating poverty and weakening overall economic growth.

Keywords: Normative and policy research; poverty and standard of living; health, development and disability; community development; children and business; children in other impact assessments; policy guidelines

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