Deprivation affects more than half of the world's childrenBMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7479.1361 (Published 09 December 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1361
- Susan Mayor
More than half of the children in the world live in extreme deprivation due to poverty, war, and HIV/AIDS, warns a report published this week by the Unicef, which argues that these problems are impeding the development of the countries affected. The report also provides a complete almanac of up to date statistical data on children.
Children experience poverty differently from adults, and the standard measures of income or consumption fail to capture the impact of …