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Children and Child Poverty in Turkey

  • Didem Gürses

Abstract

Millions of children are experiencing poverty all over the world. It is a problem that exists in both rich and poor countries. As poverty has numerous dimensions, it threatens children by depriving them of the material, spiritual and emotional resources necessary to grow up into healthy, happy and productive adults. Poverty in childhood is the root cause of poverty in adulthood. Therefore, in order to break the generational cycle, poverty reduction must begin in childhood. It has been observed that children experience poverty differently from adults and they have specific needs. Taking this into account, poverty reduction strategies must address the uniqueness of childhood and develop strategies addressing the distinctiveness of children.

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