25 Apr, 2017 @ 20:22
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Report shows child poverty rate in Spain third highest in the EU

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child-povertySPAIN has the third highest rate of child poverty in the EU.

The United Nations Children’s Fund has released a report which places the country behind only Romania and Greece.

The percentage of children living below the poverty line in Spain is estimated to be 0%, the result of the economic crisis in 2008 and years of austerity which followed.

The government cut child spending in 2010 by 15% which had a negative impact on education quality.

It’s said that the elderly in Spain were much better cared for than children during the crisis.


  1. Who’s poverty line? You need more dollar equivalent per day in Spain than Eritrea and while I haven’t seen children in Spain living in similar poverty to east Aftrica they are without question living in poverty compared to some places, like Norway.

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