What is Child Poverty?

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It sounds like a simple question. What exactly is child poverty? Is it not having the latest computer games? Is it having to buy clothes at thrift stores? How about not having enough food to survive? Because all countries suffer from child poverty, including the United States, the definition and degree of poverty will vary.

The National Center for Children in Poverty estimates that nearly 15 million American children live at or below poverty level. Across the world, UNICEF reports that 24,000 children die each day mostly from poverty-related causes. In UNICEF’s words, they “die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world. Being meek and weak in life makes these dying multitudes even more invisible in death.” That statistic includes only children under age 5. If it included children up to age 7 or 8, the number would, according to UNICEF, be much higher.

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Alyssa Cole is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of romance and thrillers. Her debut thriller When No One Is Watching was the winner of the 2021 Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Paperback Original and the Strand Critics Award for Best Debut

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