Article 33 - Family and professional life

Combating child poverty: an issue of fundamental rights
October
2018

Combating child poverty: an issue of fundamental rights

Report
Almost 25 million children under 18 are at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU. Poverty deprives children of educational opportunities, childcare, access to health care, adequate food and housing, family support and even protection from violence. This report outlines data and survey findings that highlight the magnitude of child poverty in the EU, but also presents tools available to counter this phenomenon and keep track of progress made.