America ranks 34th out of 35 amongst OECD countries in relative child poverty

“America’s poor children did not ask to be born; did not choose their parents, country, state, neighborhood, race, color, or faith. In fact if they had been born in 33 other Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries they would be less likely to be poor. Among these 35 countries, America ranks 34th in relative child poverty — ahead only of Romania, whose economy is 99 percent smaller than ours.”

Children's Defense Fund, "Ending Child Poverty Now," January 2015, Foreword, accessed February 2, 2015,

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