child poverty

Children Most Affected by Inequality

According to the Children’s Institute, rising inequality would hit South African children hard if policy-makers did nothing to close the income gap.

In its new report - the South African Child Gauge 2012 - the organisation notes that while child poverty is decreasing, income inequality is rising.

CI researcher, Katharine Hall, warns that this will have devastating effects on children's survival, development, and life trajectories. She adds that, “It also means that high rates of inequality are likely to persist into the next generation."

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