[Marxism] Child Poverty in Rich Country
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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 worlds
developed countries since the early 1990s, according to UNICEFs
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
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 worlds
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.
Report can be d/l at
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