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Prevalence, Abuse & Exploitation of Street Children

In the early years of the 21st Century

Kingdom of Denmark

This thoroughly modern market economy features high-tech agriculture, up-to-date small-scale and corporate industry, extensive government welfare measures, an equitable distribution of income, comfortable living standards, a stable currency, a stable political system, and high dependence on foreign trade. Unemployment is low and capacity constraints limit growth potential. Denmark is a net exporter of food and energy and enjoys a comfortable balance of payments surplus.

A major long-term issue will be the sharp decline in the ratio of workers to retirees. [The World Factbook, U.S.C.I.A. 2009]


CAUTION:  The following links and accompanying text have been culled from the web to illuminate the situation in Denmark. 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.



If you are looking for material to use in a term-paper, you are advised to scan the postings on this page and others to see which aspect(s) of street life are of particular interest to you. You might be interested in exploring how children got there, how they survive, and how some manage to leave the street. Perhaps your paper could focus on how some street children abuse the public and how they are abused by the public and how they abuse each other. Would you like to write about market children? homeless children? Sexual and labor exploitation? begging? violence? addiction? hunger? neglect? etc. There is a lot to the subject of Street Children. Scan other countries as well as this one. Draw comparisons between activity in adjacent countries and/or regions. Meanwhile, check out some of the Term-Paper resources that are available on-line.


Check out some of the Resources for Teachers attached to this website.

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Human Rights Reports 2005 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

U.S. Dept of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, March 8, 2006

[accessed 8 February 2020]

CHILDREN - The government was strongly committed to children's rights and welfare. Education was compulsory through the ninth grade and free through the university level; school attendance was nearly universal.

Concluding Observations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) - 2001

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, 8 June 2001

[accessed 1 February 2011]

[32] While the Committee notes that financial and special assistance programs for single parents have been established, including at the municipal level, it remains concerned about the vulnerability of children belonging to single-parent families. Concern is also expressed about the situation of children belonging to ethnic minority families.

Poor Young Alcoholics Left By The Wayside

[access information unavailable]

The dangerous plight of poor young alcoholics in Denmark: experts say too many die young or languish in hospitals and nursing homes, due to a lack of adequate treatment options.

Size Of The Rough Sleeping Population [PDF]

European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless FEANTSA, "UK rough sleepers strategy - A European report", April 2004

[accessed 7 May 2011]

[page.7] TRANSFERABILITY - SIZE OF THE ROUGH SLEEPING POPULATION - In Ireland and Denmark, the rough sleepers are just a small category of the homeless population.

Developing an Operational Definition of Homelessness [PDF]

Bill Edgar, Henk Meert and Joe Doherty, [European Observatory on Homelessness, "Third Review of Statistics on Homelessness in Europe"], November 2004

[accessed 7 May 2011]

[accessed 28 November 2016]



DENMARK: The statutory framework for supported housing (social assistance legislation 1998) provides for temporary shelter for people with special social problems who are not capable of living on their own and who have need of housing and support.  Two types of accommodation (94 and 91) are included in this category but it is difficult to identify separately. No data identified for this category for admissions or discharges.

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