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27% of Spanish children live below poverty line

October 24, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN CAMPOPULSE) Some 2,267,000 children in Spain live below the established poverty mark, according to a UNICEF report based on updated Eurostat data for 2011.   That’s 80,000 more than a year ago and represents 27.2% of the infant population of the country. Eurostat sets the poverty mark at 60% of the median individual […]

Poland marks rise in child poverty

October 24, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN LEWICA.PL) The number of people living in extreme poverty in Poland rose by 300,000 in 2011, with children most at risk, according to the Central Statistical Office (GUS).    “As the research shows, the arrival of the third child and every subsequent one increases the impoverishment of the family, and the greater the […]

UK’s poorest families hit hardest by recession and austerity

October 3, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN THEREALNEWS.COM) A leading British charity warns that 3.5 million children in the United Kingdom are growing up below the poverty line, while the divide between rich and poor continues to accelerate faster than anywhere else in the developed world. Even in the middle of a recession it’s not difficult to see that the […]

Why school breakfast clubs in U.K. are on the education frontline

September 17, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN THE GUARDIAN) Free breakfast clubs are a lifeline for busy parents and families whose budgets have been cut to the bone. But as demand accelerates, funding is being cut. JAY RAYNER.- It’s 8 o’clock on a bright morning at the end of the summer term just gone and at Kingsmead primary school in […]