OECD Study: EU’s poorest children are Spanish, the least poor are Finnish

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A man walks past a picture by US photojournalist Darcy Padilla during her exhibition 'Family Love' in Barcelona, Spain, 17 June 2014.

OECD Study: EU’s poorest children are Spanish, the least poor are Finnish


The EU member states experiencing the highest child poverty in the developed world are Spain, Greece, Portugal, and Italy.

Spain is third in child poverty among the 45 member states of the OECD, after Turkey and Israel. Greece is seventh.

The EU states experiencing the least child poverty are Finland, Sweden, Ireland, Germany, and Slovenia.

Approximately one in four children aged 0-17 years old are classified as poor in Spain, Israel and Turkey, against an average of 12,9% in the Organi...


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