Sunday, 14 April 2013

Ireland is 10th best country to be a child but poverty gap is widening

Ireland is 10th best country to be a child but poverty gap is widening

Unicef cited Ireland as the 10th best place in the world to be a child in a league table for child wellbeing in 29 industrialised countries.
Its report card found that, while Ireland has a relatively low child-poverty rate of 8.5pc, those who do fall below the breadline fall harder than in 25 other countries – giving Ireland one of the largest child- poverty gaps.
The data, calculated in 2010, will be launched at a meeting of international experts in Dublin who aim to end child poverty within the EU...

Globally, the Netherlands retained its position at number one, followed by Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The UK was 16th on the report card.
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