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Main points of proposed revisions to law to promote measures against child poverty

  • June 1, 2019
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 3
  • JMH Translation

Main points of proposed revisions to the law to promote measures against child poverty

 

– Municipalities are obliged to make sincere efforts to draw up plans regarding measures against poverty.

– The outline of the government’s measures against child poverty should include the poverty rate of single-parent households and the university enrollment rate of children from families on welfare.

– The outline should reflect opinions of children and their guardians who live in poverty.

– The incomes of guardians who are in poverty should be increased.

– Measures against poverty should respect opinions of children.

– Measures against poverty should be based on the fact that there are various social factors behind poverty.

 

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