[Marxism] Child Poverty in Rich Country

Gilles d'Aymery aymery at ix.netcom.com
Tue Mar 1 14:52:49 MST 2005


NEW YORK, 1 March 2005 - The proportion of children living in 
poverty, or on less than $1 per day, has risen in most of the world’s 
developed countries since the early 1990’s, according to UNICEF’s 
latest report from the Innocenti Research Centre in Florence.

Nordic countries had the lowest levels of child poverty in the 
developed world (less than 3 per cent), with Denmark heading the 
field.

At the other end of the spectrum, Mexico and the United States had 
the worst rates of child poverty in the Organisation for Economic 
Cooperation and Development – a Paris-based group of the world’s 
wealthiest nations.

Around 22 per cent of young people under the age of 18 in the United 
States live in poverty. This figure stands at 28 per cent in Mexico.

According to Unicef, both countries spend less than five per cent of 
their GDP on government support for families.

http://www.unicef.org/childsurvival/index_25285.html

Report can be d/l at
http://www.unicef-icdc.org/presscentre/indexNewsroom.sql





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