A recent report from the World Bank and the U.N. Children’s Fund says that children from poor families are most likely to be poor themselves, but they’re also the most likely of all to be at risk of poverty when they grow up.
According to the report, more than 3.4 billion children are living in poverty in the world today, and this number will rise to 4.2 billion by 2030.
“It’s the youngest group in the poorest countries,” said John Satterfield, director of the UNAIDS Global Programme on Children in Poverty.
“It’s not just poor kids who are suffering from the impact of poverty on their families.”
When you are growing up in poverty, you are more likely to have health problems, be more likely than others to drop out of school, be less likely to find jobs, and more likely still to be dependent on public assistance.
“These children are in the most vulnerable position of any group in terms of their education, employment, and income,” said Satterfields.
“This is why they need to be supported in a way that is supportive.”
The World Bank is urging governments around the world to help poor children with basic needs, such as health care, education, housing, and transportation, by making them more accountable for their financial situations.
The World Economic Forum has a similar report, titled How to Stop Poverty, Poverty is Not a Choice, in its report for the UnaIDS Global Program on Children and Youth in the Global South.
But for most poor children, that doesn’t mean their family finances are getting better.
Many children in India and Bangladesh are now in dire financial straits, with parents receiving no income for months at a time, or even years at a stretch, while their children suffer and are in dire need of emergency aid.
In a study published in December by the National Development and Reform Commission, more people than ever were living in extreme poverty in India, with the poverty rate in the country soaring from 5 percent to 25 percent in a single decade.
And it is not just the young children who are in this situation.
In the same study, children under the age of 15 are also in extreme financial straights, with poverty rates increasing from 3 percent to 26 percent in the last decade.
The UNAIDs Global Program for Children in the World also highlights the need for social workers and other community resources to assist poor families.
One of the biggest challenges for poor children in poverty is that many of them live in small households with limited resources and little social support.
As Satterstein said, “When they have to get help from the government, they often don’t get it.
So it’s really important for people to take their time and look at how they can help these families.”