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Economy > Poverty > Poverty by individual and household characteristics > Poverty rate > Children: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Group-specific poverty rates are headcounts of how many people of a population group fall below the poverty line, in percentage of the total number in that population group. The poverty line used here is 50% of the median household disposable income, adjusted for household size. Children are persons with less than 18 years of age, working-age people are persons between age 18 and 65 and adults are persons aged 18 and over. A worker is an adult with a non-zero annual earning or self-employment income. In addition to poverty rates, indicators show here include the poverty risk (i.e. the age-specific poverty rate divided by the poverty rate for the entire population, times 100) and the share of various population groups that are counted as poor.

Income is defined as household disposable income in a particular year. It consists of earnings, self-employment and capital income and public cash transfers; income taxes and social security contributions paid by households are deducted. The income of the household is attributed to each of its members, with an adjustment to reflect differences in needs for households of different sizes (i.e. the needs of a household composed of four people are assumed to be twice as large as those of a person living alone).

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Turkey 24.59% 2009
2 Mexico 22.16% 2009
3 Poland 21.5% 2009
4 United States 20.59% 2009
5 Spain 17.3% 2009
6 Portugal 16.55% 2009
7 Ireland 16.3% 2009
8 Germany 16.29% 2009
9 Italy 15.5% 2009
10 Canada 15.06% 2009
11 New Zealand 15% 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 14.12% 2009
12 Japan 13.69% 2009
13 Greece 13.23% 2009
14 Luxembourg 12.39% 2009
15 Australia 11.79% 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 11.67% 2009
16 Netherlands 11.53% 2009
17 Slovakia 10.93% 2009
18 Czech Republic 10.27% 2009
19 South Korea 10.2% 2009
20 United Kingdom 10.08% 2009
21 Belgium 9.97% 2009
22 Switzerland 9.43% 2009
23 Hungary 8.72% 2009
24 Iceland 8.25% 2009
25 France 7.64% 2009
26 Austria 6.17% 2009
27 Norway 4.6% 2009
28 Finland 4.17% 2009
29 Sweden 3.97% 2009
30 Denmark 2.74% 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Poverty > Poverty by individual and household characteristics > Poverty rate > Children. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", OECD Country statistical profiles 2009. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Poverty/Poverty-by-individual-and-household-characteristics/Poverty-rate/Children

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Interesting observations about Economy > Poverty > Poverty by individual and household characteristics > Poverty rate > Children

  • 27 of the bottom 28 countries by poverty > poverty by individual and household characteristics > poverty rate > children are High income OECD.
  • United States ranked first for poverty > poverty by individual and household characteristics > poverty rate > children amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2009.
  • All of the top 3 countries by poverty > poverty by individual and household characteristics > poverty rate > children are Emerging markets'.
  • Poland ranked first for poverty > poverty by individual and household characteristics > poverty rate > children amongst European Union in 2009.
  • Turkey ranked first for poverty > poverty by individual and household characteristics > poverty rate > children amongst NATO countries in 2009.
  • All of the bottom 11 countries by poverty > poverty by individual and household characteristics > poverty rate > children are European.
  • Spain ranked first for poverty > poverty by individual and household characteristics > poverty rate > children amongst Eurozone in 2009.
  • 9 of the top 10 countries by poverty > poverty by individual and household characteristics > poverty rate > children are Christian.
  • France ranked third last for poverty > poverty by individual and household characteristics > poverty rate > children amongst Non-religious countries in 2009.
  • 10 of the bottom 11 countries by poverty > poverty by individual and household characteristics > poverty rate > children are Cold countries'.
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