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'See First, Think Later, then Test': How Children's Perspectives can Improve Economic Research

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Economists study many aspects of children’s lives. They have been criticised by childhood studies researchers for failing to recognise children as agents, despite evidence that children act, within social constraints, to achieve outcomes they prefer. Childhood studies researchers also argue that economists neglect to use methods which capture children’s perspectives on their lives, although evidence shows adult caregivers often describe children’s views or behaviours inaccurately. Economis...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1057/ejdr.2011.46

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Institution:
University of Cambridge
Research group:
Young Lives
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Orkin, K
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R8544
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Orkin, K
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R8544
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Orkin, K
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R8544
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Orkin, K
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R8544
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Publisher:
Macmillan Publishers Ltd Publisher's website
Journal:
European Journal of Development Research Journal website
Volume:
23
Pages:
774-791
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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ISSN:
0957-8811
Language:
English
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2014-10-15

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