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      Australia's Child Poverty: National Shame

      It is one of the wealthiest countries on Earth - enriched by the bounty of a once-in-a lifetime mining boom - but Australia remains bedevilled by a rising number of its children living in poverty.

      Trapped by disadvantage are more than 730,000 youngsters, according to the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS).

      It laments a "national shame", and its research suggests about 13% of the population - or three million people - are living below the breadline.

      Indigenous children suffer more than their non-Aboriginal counterparts. Single-parent families also endure great hardship.
      https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-37908565

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      Post #1:
      It is one of the wealthiest countries on Earth - enriched by the bounty of a once-in-a lifetime mining boom - but Australia remains bedevilled by a rising number of its children living in poverty.

      Trapped by disadvantage are more than 730,000 youngsters, according to the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS).

      It laments a "national shame", and its research suggests about 13% of the population - or three million people - are living below the breadline.

      Indigenous children suffer more than their non-Aboriginal counterparts. Single-parent families also endure great hardship.
      https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-37908565
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      National Center For Children in Poverty (NCCP):

      http://www.nccp.org/topics/childpoverty.html

      About 15 million children in the United States 21% of all children live in families with incomes below the federal poverty threshold, a measurement that has been shown to underestimate the needs of families. Research shows that, on average, families need an income of about twice that level to cover basic expenses. Using this standard, 43% of children live in low-income families.
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      So in the USA, between 21% and 43% suffer financial handicap.

      What was not mentioned in Post #1 was that the 730,000 youngsters mentioned (731,300 as actually reported pertaining to 2014), represent only 17.4% of all children. The report also contained a figure for the general population nearly three million people (around 13.3%) were financially disadvantaged.

      The year being reported on the NCCP page is not stated, but It seemed OK for a rough comparison. A balanced view is always beneficial when available.


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      Quote Originally Posted by Pedrito View Post
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      National Center For Children in Poverty (NCCP):

      http://www.nccp.org/topics/childpoverty.html



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      So in the USA, between 21% and 43% suffer financial handicap.

      What was not mentioned in Post #1 was that the 730,000 youngsters mentioned (731,300 as actually reported pertaining to 2014), represent only 17.4% of all children. The report also contained a figure for the general population nearly three million people (around 13.3%) were financially disadvantaged.

      The year being reported on the NCCP page is not stated, but It seemed OK for a rough comparison. A balanced view is always beneficial when available.


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      It is a pity that any portion of a nation's population lives in poverty.
      Pope Gregory I was well known for his alms to the poor, and he gave quite generously of the riches donated to the Church by the wealthy people of Rome. Everything from money to land was given to the poor in some fashion. He made clear to his subordinates that their duty was to relieve the distress faced by the poor.

      He ordered his clergy to go out into the streets to find and care for the poor in person.

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