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Number of Children in Absolute Poverty Has Tripled in Italy Since 2008

According to the nonprofit charity, Save The Children, the number of children in absolute poverty living in Italy has tripled since 2008. In 2008, 375,000 children were in poverty and just ten years later that figure has risen from 3.7% to 12.5%. According to Giulio Cederna, child poverty in Italy worsened in the hardest years of the economic crisis, between 2011 and 2014. Watch the below video for more information.

According to the nonprofit charity, Save The Children, the number of children in absolute poverty living in Italy has tripled since 2008. In 2008, 375,000 children were in poverty and just ten years later that figure has risen from 3.7% (375,000 children) to 12.5%. According to Ansa News, “Of this 1.26 million, 563,000 live in the poorer south of Italy, the Mezzogiorno.” According to Giulio Cederna, child poverty in Italy worsened in the hardest years of the economic crisis, between 2011 and 2014.

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