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One in six children live in relative poverty

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 17 June 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1621
  1. Jason O'Neale Roach
  1. BMJ

    One in six of the developed world's children live in relative poverty—that is, below the national poverty line in their country—according to a new report from Unicef.

    The report looked at both absolute poverty, which was defined as households with incomes below the official poverty line in the United States, and relative poverty, defined as households with an income below 50% of the median …

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