Wuest, Kirsten, and Juergen Volkert (2009). "Early Childhood, Agency, and Capability Deprivation: A quantitative analysis using German socio-economic panel data" Paper presented at the 6th annual conference of the HDCA, 10-12 September 2009, Lima, Peru.

Based on a recent extension of the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) data for children aged zero to three years old, we assess the situation of 1, 067 babies that were born in Germany between 2002 and 2006 as well as the follow-up results for 457 children who were two or three years old in and after 2005. Besides income poverty we analyzed the health situation of children as measured by the participation in preventive medical examination for infants, the infant education and the social participation. Although income poverty and a deprivation in the childrens’ health care and education are highly correlated, our findings based on logistic regession analysis, suggest that it is first of all the household type and the mother’s educational degree that affect the non-income childrens’ functionings.