Japan's child poverty above OECD average

posted on October 15, 2015

Japan's child poverty rate is higher than the average for Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development member economies, an OECD survey has revealed.

The child poverty rate, or the proportion of children aged under 18 living in households with a disposable income of less than half of the median income of the total population, stood at 15.7 percent in Japan, compared with the OECD average of 13.7 percent. Japan's figure was the 11th highest among the 34 OECD members.

Parental time with children in Japan averaged at some 109 minutes per day, far less than 150 minutes on average.

source by newsonjapan
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