Survey shows increase in child poverty

The children of single parents are three times as likely to grow up in poverty compared to those of co-habiting parents. That's one of the findings of a survey conducted by Save the Children Sweden.

The survey estimates that 116,000 children of single parents lived in poverty in 2003, an increase of 11,000 compared to 1991.

The organisation’s secretary general, Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, and professor Tapio Salonen discuss these issues in an article in Dagens Nyheter.

They define poverty as the family income not being sufficient to cover necessary expenses.