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High levels of child poverty in Gothenburg: report


Ben Kendall 2012-03-14

The number of children living in poverty in Gothenburg is well above the national average, according to a new report by Save the Children Sweden.

Gothenburg is one of the worst ranked municipalities in Sweden - 276 out of 290 - when it comes to child poverty. 18.7 per cent of children in Gothenburg live in poverty compared to the national average of 13 per cent. In Malmö, Sweden's worst ranked municipality, child poverty was estimated at 33.5 per cent.

Within Gothenburg there were large differences in poverty levels depending on the part of the city. For example, in Torslanda child poverty was about 2.1 per cent, while in Bergsjön it was just over 57 per cent.

The report also showed that the most vulnerable groups were children of single parents, as well as children whose parents are both born abroad.

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