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Minister Zappone hosts Open Policy Debate on Child Poverty in association with the Children’s Rights Alliance

  • Open Policy Debate discusses innovative ways in which child poverty reduction efforts could be enhanced
  • DCYA-led child-specific research programme initiative announced: Growing up in Ireland data to be used to explore what helps to protect children in poverty or at risk of falling into poverty
  • 1st phase conducted a statistical baseline analysis of children’s and families’ financial circumstances, using existing data.
  • 2nd phase to commence in early 2020 through a recently established Research Partnership between the ESRI and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.