Germany Has Fewer Children, More in Poverty

The population of children in Germany continues to fall, and those that exist are increasingly in poverty.
August 4, 2011, 11am PDT | Nate Berg
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"For Germany, the figures are the warning signs of a demographic time bomb in a fast-graying society. The number of children under the age of 18 in Germany sank to 13.1 million in 2010, down 14 percent from 2000, the German Federal Statistical Office reported Wednesday. The drop came despite considerable efforts by the German government to reverse the declining birthrate through subsidies made directly to parents and for their childcare.:

15% of these children are in poverty.

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Published on Thursday, August 4, 2011 in Der Spiegel
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