December 1, 2004
Chile’s Under-18 Population Decreases, Less Poor
Chile's under-18 population decreases, less poor
SANTIAGO, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- The Chilean population under the age of 18 has decreased over the past 10 years but more of them have been lifted out of poverty, authorities said Tuesday in a report.
The population of minors living in poverty declined to 26.9 percent, 2.2 percentage points lower than in 2000. As high as 50.7 percent of this population group lived in poverty in 1990.
The survey showed efforts over the years to provide better opportunities and living conditions have paid off.