Child and Orphan Poverty in Swaziland Aug 30, 2013 By Jeanine BraithwaiteIsmael Yacoubou DjmiaRobert Pickmans Child and Orphan Poverty in Swaziland Child and Orphan Poverty in Swaziland This report quantifies child and orphan poverty in the Kingdom of Swaziland during 2001 and 2010. Poverty is understood as consumption (monetary) poverty and not as multidimensional deprivation. Child and orphan poverty indicators are based on the Swaziland Household Income and Expenditures Survey (SHIES). Additional indicators for teen-aged men and women are calculated from the Multiple Cluster Indicator Survey (MICS). Secondary literature is also addressed. Child poverty and teen-age indicators have not been previously undertaken. Findings about orphan poverty from the SHIES are consistent with previous results from the MICS. The report considers social protection policy in Swaziland and recommends the adoption of a child benefit to alleviate child poverty. Targeting options are explored and a proxy means test (PMT) for child poverty is estimated. Areas for future research, including the potential integration of the SHIES and MICS data are explored. Unicef Report Jeanine Braithwaite Jeanine Braithwaite is Professor of Public Policy, General Faculty, at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Read full bio Ismael Yacoubou Djmia Robert Pickmans Related Content Jeanine Braithwaite Learning from Each Other: Social Protection and Labor and the Global South. Research Swaziland: Using Public Transfers to Reduce Extreme Poverty Research World Bank Batten's Poverty Simulation Encourages Empathy News Last Saturday, Oct. 21, as many hit snooze on the alarm, students gathered at the University’s Slaughter Recreation Center to experience what it might be like to live in poverty.