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Argentina: lack of ID leaves hundreds of thousands living in the shadows

Cariboni, Diana

Publisher:  The Guardian
Date Written:  12/08/2015
Year Published:  2015  
Resource Type:  Article

A survey conducted between October and December 2011 found that the births of 1.6% of children under 17 (168,000) were not registered. The survey was conducted by the Catholic University Social Debt Observatory and the Instituto abierto para el desarrollo y estudio de políticas públicas (Iadepp), a group dedicated to the analysis of public policies.
Birth registration is a hurdle for many families in marginalised communities even though documents are needed to access healthcare, justice and education.

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