Wednesday, May 30, 2012

US has second-highest child poverty level in the world

UPI

A UNICEF study of 35 developed countries found the United States had the second-highest rate of child poverty after Romania.

The study - -titled Report Card 10 -- found the child poverty rate in Romania was 26.5 percent. The U.S. rate was 23.1 percent, followed by Latvia and Bulgaria at 18.8 percent, Spain at 17.1 percent and Greece at 16 percent.

Iceland had the lowest child poverty rate, 4.7 percent, followed by Finland at 5.3 percent, Cyprus and the Netherlands at 6.1 percent and Norway at 6.3 percent.

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