Despite Iran’s massive oil revenue over the past 32 years, The gap between the super rich (mostly Islamic republic’s political and Revolutionary Guards top leadership and their families and friends) and the poor in Iran is widening as never before. Poverty and unemployment in Iran is a growing social and economic issue. One very disturbing outcome of this issue is the growing number of children who have to work and miss education , in order to support the family income. Brief statistics (2007)
* 1.7 million children in Iran are working to support their family income, or as main bread winners.
* There are 14.5 million Iranian school kids, and 3.6million children in Iran who are not attending school.