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UNICEF: Millions of Poor City Children Worse Off Than Rural Peers

Millions of poor urban children are more likely to die before their fifth birthday than those living in rural areas, according to a U.N. study released Tuesday that challenges popular assumptions behind the global urbanization trend. The UNICEF research found not all children in cities benefited from the so-called urban advantage — the idea that higher incomes, better infrastructure and proximity to services make for better lives. "For rural parents, at face-value, the reasons to...

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