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November 29, 2012 3:07 pm

860,900 Israeli Children Live Below Poverty Line

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Ynet – A report released on Thursday reveals that while Israel‘s poverty rates in 2011 were similar to those in 2010, the number of workers who are considered poor has risen, as did the number of children living below the poverty line.

According to the report, prepared by the National Insurance Institute(NII), general poverty rates have risen from 19.8% in 2010 to 19.9% in 2011, despite the fact that more people have entered the job market in the previous year.

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