However, how are the people in poorer parts of the world - who've started with nothing, coping? Are they providing for their children, or are they left to live in the street?
While the occurrence of street children is not a new phenomenon, the downturn of the world's finances can leave many of them in a worse state than they already are.
Many street children(who are mainly under 12, and as young as 4) haveno adult supervision or care. A small number of them go home at the end of the day and contribute their ‘takings' to their family's upkeep, but the vast number of street children live permanently on the streets on their own, and are invariably subject to abuse and exploitation - and in extreme cases - even murder.
While the majority of street kids are in found in developing countries, many are found in rich states like Germany (10,000) and the USA (up to 1 million). I've personally seen street children in New Orleans