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Prevalence, Abuse & Exploitation of Street Children

In the early years of the 21st Century                                                            gvnet.com/streetchildren/Iceland.htm

Iceland

Iceland's Scandinavian-type social-market economy combines a capitalist structure and free-market principles with an extensive welfare system, including generous housing subsidies. Prior to the 2008 crisis, Iceland had achieved high growth, low unemployment, and a remarkably even distribution of income.

A protracted recession is expected in 2009 and 2010 with GDP likely to contract and unemployment likely to surpass 10%.

Iceland's coalition government collapsed in January 2009 following protests over growing joblessness and losses to personal savings.  [The World Factbook, U.S.C.I.A. 2009]

Description: Iceland

CAUTION:  The following links and accompanying text have been culled from the web to illuminate the situation in Iceland.  Some of these links may lead to websites that present allegations that are unsubstantiated or even false.  No attempt has been made to validate their authenticity or to verify their content.

 

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Organizations Working With And On Behalf Of Street Children - Community Children

Pangaea Street Children - Community Children Worldwide Resource Library

pangaea.org/street_children/orgs/orgs.htm

[accessed 24 May 2011]

Barnaheill

Soltún 24 (Sigtún 7)

105 Reykjavik

Iceland

Tel (354) 561 0545

Fax (354) 561 0547

Barnaheill@treknet.is

Secretary General: Kristín Jónasdóttir

 

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Torture in  [Iceland]  [other countries]
Human Trafficking in  [Iceland]  [other countries]
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