Today's Date: May 16, 2021
The Race Epidemic Documentary Featuring CA Attorney General Rob Bonta, Former Treasurer John Chiang, Congressmember Judy Chu Pre   •   Optime Care Calls for Greater Awareness of Hereditary Angioedema, Highlights Patient-First Strategy for Treatment and Optimized   •   Mastercard and National Women’s Soccer League Announce Multi-Year Partnership Centered on Elevating Visibility for the Spo   •   After 59 Years, the Families of Flying Tiger Line Flight 739 Receive Closure   •   IndyCar Drivers Take Flight at LIFT Academy   •   Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Hosts Education Panel in Support of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Mont   •   ScholarShare 529 to Offer Families College Savings Stimulus for 529 Day   •   Grand Council Treaty #3, Canada and Ontario sign a Memorandum of Understanding to improve education for First Nations students   •   Clark Atlanta University Partners With the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) To Launch $1 Million Partners   •   Save the Galaxy in the Epic Saga of Commander Shepard With Mass Effect Legendary Edition Today   •   KB Home Announces the Grand Opening of Hudson Grove, a New-Home Community in North Jacksonville, Priced from the $270,000s   •   Mental Health in Focus: Healthline Announces Next Live Town Hall   •   Pole for Grosjean, Honda at GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis   •   RYB Education, Inc. Files Its Annual Report on Form 20-F   •   Scott’s Liquid Gold-Inc. Reports First Quarter Results   •   MetroPlusHealth to Host Virtual Town Hall: Stand Up Against Anti-Asian Hate   •   BREAKING NEWS: CAIR Joins Boycott of White House Eid Celebration in Response to Biden Administration's Defense of Israeli Attack   •   Pyxus International, Inc. Announces Date of 2021 Annual Meeting   •   Young Women with Chest Pain Wait Longer and Receive Less Urgent Care Than Men   •   California Family Physicians Applaud Expansion of COVID-19 Vaccine to Adolescents
Bookmark and Share

Study: Poverty Up Among Families With Kids

WASHINGTON - The poverty rate is on the rise among households with children in the developing world, a report released today said.

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said families with children have replaced pensioners as the group most likely to be living in poverty.

The OECD report said the percentage of children worldwide living in economically poor homes rose to 12.7 percent in the last decade even though birth and marriage rates have declined. One in five children, 20 percent, in the United States, Mexico, Israel and Poland are considered to be living in poverty.

The group said in a written statement the findings are a warning to governments that their social safety nets need to take the needs of younger families into account.

"Family benefits need to be well designed to maintain work incentives, but they (also) need to be effective in protecting the most vulnerable, otherwise we risk creating high, long-term social costs for future generations," said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

Among the recommendations for governments were fine-tuning family leave policies, expanding child care services and improving education.



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News