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Child Poverty in Rich Countries 2005

  • Author: UNICEF-IRC
  • Publication date: May 2005
  • Page count: 36
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 05.XX.3

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ISBN: 9789210601351

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This Review finds that the proportion of children living in poverty has risen in a majority of the world’s developed economies for which data are available. No matter which of the commonly-used poverty measures is applied, the situation of children is seen to have deteriorated over the last decade. Allowing the kind of poverty that denies a child the opportunities that most children consider normal is a breach of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Reducing child poverty is also a measure of progress towards social cohesion, equality of opportunity, and investment in both today’s children and tomorrow’s world.