The Global Study on Child Poverty and Disparities in Kosovo demonstrates that using a poverty line of €1.417 per day 48.6% of the child population in Kosovo is poor, as opposed to 46.2% of the general population. The report demonstrates that if welfare benefits were deducted from their total household consumption, 5% of children who are currently not poor based on the extremely poverty line would have been classed as extremely poor. At the same time, 9% of children who are currently not poor based on the total poverty line would have been classed as poor if benefit income were deducted from their household consumption. Consequently, one of the policy recommendations of the report is to increase the benefit paid to children of school age.
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