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