Almost half of the population of children is considered poor
47,4% of youth are considered poor
Infancy poverty in Argentina includes 40% of all children in urban areas, while 9.5% are considered to be living in indigent conditions, according to the latest Social Debt Barometer, from the Argentina Catholic University, UCA.
“It is estimated that 40% of the children and teen-age population, 0 to 17 years in urban Argentina live in homes below the poverty line, and of this population, 9.5% don't reach the indigence line” says the UCA Infancy Social Debt Barometer report elaborated on data collected during 2014.
The data is the result of an indirect measurement of poverty through households' income, related to an direct indicator known as the Unsatisfied Basic Necessities, NBI. According to the NBI last year 26.2% of children and adolescents between 0 and 17 years belonged to this category.