Half of India's children living in poverty: Oxford study


At least half of all children living in India are poverty stricken, according to a new Oxford study which found that the nation has the highest number of poor people among South Asian countries.     

Across the 103 low and middle income countries surveyed, children were found to constitute 34 per cent of the total population.     

However, they constituted about 48 per cent of the poor, based on a measure that assesses a range of deprivations in health, education and living standards.     

In 36 countries, including India and Pakistan, at least half of all children are poor. In Ethiopia, Niger and South Sudan over 90 per cent of all children are poor...................Read more

 

Source: The New Indian Express


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