How Urbanisation in Africa is Not Always Good for Children

A UNICEF study has found that not all children in cities benefit from the so-called urban advantage - the idea that higher incomes, better infrastructure and proximity to services make for better lives. One of the report's key findings is that urban wealth disparity gaps are larger in Africa than in other regions. The report suggests that there are specific conditions of Africa's urbanisation experience that have made the benefits of cities less accessible to the poor on the continent.

A Unicef report examines whether all children living in cities fare better than their rural peers.



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