Children living in poverty

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  1. Feb 24, 2009
    at 3:33 am

    False… 1/2 live in poverty.

  2. Chuck Guth
    Feb 24, 2009
    at 5:31 am

    False- 50%

  3. Feb 24, 2009
    at 7:46 am

    This is kind of a tricky question.

    I’m going to say True, for this reason:

    The statistic I found states that half of the children in the WORLD are living in poverty, and that can include the developed countries such as Europe and North America (and we’ve got poverty here in the States, too!)

  4. Tom Easterday
    Feb 24, 2009
    at 8:45 am

    False. The percentage is much higher.

  5. Sarah C
    Feb 24, 2009
    at 8:51 am

    I say false.

  6. Feb 24, 2009
    at 9:23 am

    I think it’s higher too; 1/2 of the children living in the world live in poverty; those in developing countries alone would be much higher.

  7. Feb 24, 2009
    at 10:03 am

    I say False as well, for the same reason as Tom and Juli.

  8. Feb 24, 2009
    at 10:08 am

    I’m going to say false because in my handbook it says…
    “In developing countries, more than 1/3 children live on less than $1 day”.
    (and that was updated in May 2004)

  9. Sara Benson
    Feb 24, 2009
    at 10:56 am

    Over 30 percent of children in developing countries live on less than $1 a day.

    so I am going to say that yes, it is true, but the fraction might actually be higher.

  10. Jo
    Feb 24, 2009
    at 11:17 am

    I say false, it is much higher

  11. Feb 24, 2009
    at 12:05 pm

    Sara–you are so right — it is this figure and higher, so could actually be said to be true!

  12. Feb 24, 2009
    at 1:17 pm

    Too funny…technically TRUE, but if I were answering a test question- but FALSE, because more children live in poverty.
    Maybe we’ll have to write an essay to explain our answers. LOL!

  13. Mar 9, 2009
    at 10:07 am

    The answer is:

    True. Of the 1.8 billion children in developing countries, 600 million of them live on less than U.S. $1 a day.

    (Source:, November 2008)

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