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Children in the United States are more likely to live in poverty than those in any other developed nation, according to data from UNICEF. In fact, 22 percent of U.S. children live in households in the bottom quartile of the nation's income.

Source: The UNICEF Innocenti Research Center www.unicef-irc.org/publications/pdf/rc7_eng.pdf.

The percentage of children in households that earn less than 50 percent of a country's median income.

Denmark 2.4
Finland 3.4
Norway 3.6
Sweden 3.6
Belgium 6.7
Switzerland 6.8
Czech Republic 7.2
France 7.3
Netherlands 9.0
Germany 10.9
Australia 11.6
Greece 12.4
Hungary 13.1
Austria 13.3
Canada 13.6
Japan 14.3
Poland 14.5
New Zealand 14.6
Portugal 15.6
Spain 15.6
Ireland 15.7
Italy 15.7
United Kingdom 16.2
United States 21.7