After the great crisis of 2001, Argentina still has much to do.
We provide some data about social reality of childhood in Argentina (2011)
- About 2 in 10 children between 0 and 17 years old who live in urban areas in Argentina have problems to afford their basic needs like food and clothing among others.
- 33.1% of children and adolescents between 0 and 17 years old live in homes that are below the poverty line and 22.2 % come from families with unsatisfied basic needs (UBN). About 1 million children face a situation of extreme poverty.
- 17.9% of children and adolescents between 5 and 17 years old are engaged in some kind of work (either intensive housework or paid work).
- 18.5% of children live in poor constructions and 20.1% in overcrowded conditions.
- 18% of children and adolescents between 0 and 17 years old from urban areas live in houses without access to a drinking water network and 40.8% in houses without access to a gas network.
- It is assumed that 25.1% of children between 3 and 5 years old do not attend formal educational institutions.
- 23.1% of children and adolescents from urban areas have not been examined by a doctor for more than one year.
- 55% of children and adolescents do not have bookshelves in their homes.
- 39.6% of children between 5 and 17 years old from urban areas do not have computers in their homes and 53.5% lack internet access in their homes.
- 13% of children between 5 and 12 years old do not celebrate their birthday.
- 58.1% of children between 5 and 12 years old and 72.8% of adolescents between 13 and 17 years old do not enjoy any entertainment (theaters, cinemas, etc.).
Argentine Social Debt Observatory from Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA)
UCA Infancy Social Debt Barometer – Bicentennial series (2010-2016) / Year II
“Childhood in Argentina as subject of law. Progress, disparities and pending challenges in the effective implementation of the rights of children and adolescents.”