Children Living in Poverty

The Government’s Strategy (2015–2017)

Growing up in poverty in Norway means having fewer options and often a lower standard of living than that of contemporaries. This can have many negative consequences, both in the short and the long term. The fact that some children live in poverty in a country where by far the majority have much, and more than they may need, can make poverty more visible and increase the stigma attached to it.

Work on the strategy is coordinated by the Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Care Services, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, the Ministry of Education and Research, the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation. Voluntary organisations and KS (the Association of Local and Regional Authorities) have provided important input during the process, as have children through special hearings arranged by Save the Children and children who have contacted the Norwegian Ombudsman for Children.

Download the strategy (PDF)

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