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Some 60% of Argentine children in urban areas suffer deficit of basic rights

Monday, August 26th 2013 - 02:49 UTC
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Precarious housing and living conditions in Buenos Aires Precarious housing and living conditions in Buenos Aires

Almost 60%, more precisely, 59.1%, of Argentine children in urban areas suffer lack of coverage in their basic rights, according to a release from the Argentine Catholic University referred to infancy rights and included in the latest Social Debt Barometer report.

The release which covers the 2010/2012 period revealed that 24.2% of urban infancy in Argentina suffered severe deficits in at least one of fundamental rights such as food, healthcare and housing, access to information and education. To this percentage must be added that 34.9% of children aged 0 to 17 belong to households with moderate shortcomings in at least one of those areas.

On average during the three year period, 29.3% of infants and adolescents registered at least one of those rights unaccomplished; 14.4% were missing two and 6.1% at least three. Food, healthcare and housing are the more critical areas.

In 2012, an estimated 7.3% of infants and adolescents suffered serious housing problems which were 0.7 percentage points less than at the start of 2010. While another 9.6% were exposed to severe food risks, a percentage that has remained stable during the three year period.

Healthcare deficit is concentrated in primary school and adolescence (23% and 15% in 2012) while for the pre-infants, the deficit is lower, 7%. 

In education terms there has been a positive evolution, since at the beginning of the three-year period, 11.8% was suffering from a moderate deficit, by 2012 it had dropped to 9.5%. Likewise the severe deficit in education was down half a point from the 5% of 2010.

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  • golfcronie

    I am sorry for the poor but until Argentina has an effective Economic Policy things are only going to get worse. Does not help that Lorenzino keeps shooting his mouth off about the court case. The poor gets poorer unfortunetly, I forsee riots shortly.

    Aug 26th, 2013 - 05:39 am 0
  • Optimus_Princeps

    You should see it for yourself. In some cases there are 4-7 children, siblings and cousins crammed into one house, usually their grandparent's, and they suffer ordeals that most people can't fathom. Many of these families don't receive anything from the government. Remember that children don't vote.

    Most of the people that do receive welfare are able bodied fanatics that either use the money to drink to excess or become morbidly obese. They might occupy the same neighborhood as the children mentioned above, but their violence adds hardship on top of hardship.

    Aug 26th, 2013 - 07:14 am 0
  • toxictaxitrader2

    As I understand it,millions going in subsidies to the idiotic inefficient airline,sell it to the people who know what they are doing i.e. L.A.N Argentina,100 million per year saved there,plus what they get for it.
    Then there is the fuel subsidies,do they do the slum kids any good? I doubt it,and the price cap acts as a disincentive for further exploration.
    there a thousand further examples Argentines please list them,Oh for some uncorrupted social democrats who really care about the people and understand how a market and democracy works.
    The good people of Argentina could then look forward to bright future that their country,s potential can offer them.

    Aug 26th, 2013 - 08:49 am 0
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