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% of children living in relative poverty – 36 countries

  1. Helge Nome
    March 14, 2019 at 3:31 am

    Turkey and Israel tops the list. Pretty sad.

  2. Tom Welsh
    March 14, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Israel in second place with 24.33%? WTF??

    Does that include Palestinians? I suppose it must.

  3. Helen Sakho
    March 16, 2019 at 2:28 am

    The whole concept of poverty (relative poverty in particular) needs to be re-examined.
    In the presence of so much absolute/abject destitution, this is an important task. And in a world that is so connected by technology, there are too many countries that do not even appear in OECD statistics. The two are interlinked, just like the whole concept of “development,” “advanced” and so on. Particularly if as on the chart we read “our world in data”.

    Even within the countries that are included, because of technological connectedness of Diasporic communities (as in some of the examples mentioned) via cheap and basic machines such as mobiles, comparative analyses of relative and absolute make decreasing sense.

    It would be extremely useful for statisticians to develop a global framework.

  4. Ikonoclast
    March 17, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Still, this graph makes us ask why Norway to Denmark can do far better than the other countries on this graph. It ought to be possible for Australia (where I live) to get below 5%.

    Step 1. – Copy the general economic policies, tax structures, work and welfare policies of the Nordic countries.

    All that is lacking is political will and willingness to ditch neoliberal policies.

  5. Scott Baker
    March 18, 2019 at 7:28 am

    The U.S. is 31st on the list. Pretty awful for the so-called richest country on Earth, behind Depressed Greece and even supposedly third world Mexico (which probably isn’t any more).

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