Forty Percent of Children Under 14 Live in Poverty in Brazil

Of this total, 5.8 million live in extreme poverty, characterized when per capita income is less than 25 percent of the minimum wage.

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a new study, government news agencies are reporting about seventeen million children under the age of fourteen - equivalent to 40.2 percent of the Brazilian population in this age group - live in low-income households.

The data is part of the report named Cenário da Infância e Adolescência no Brasil (Scenario of Childhood and Adolescence in Brazil), document that gives an overview of the situation of children in the country, released by the Abrinq Foundation. The . . .

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