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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)..

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 TurkeyTurkey 24.59% 2009
2 MexicoMexico 22.16% 2009
3 PolandPoland 21.5% 2009
4 United StatesUnited States 20.59% 2009
5 SpainSpain 17.3% 2009
6 PortugalPortugal 16.55% 2009
7 IrelandIreland 16.3% 2009
8 GermanyGermany 16.29% 2009
9 ItalyItaly 15.5% 2009
10 CanadaCanada 15.06% 2009
11 New ZealandNew Zealand 15% 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 14.12% 2009
12 JapanJapan 13.69% 2009
13 GreeceGreece 13.23% 2009
14 LuxembourgLuxembourg 12.39% 2009
15 AustraliaAustralia 11.79% 2009
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average 11.67% 2009
16 NetherlandsNetherlands 11.53% 2009
17 SlovakiaSlovakia 10.93% 2009
18 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 10.27% 2009
19 South KoreaSouth Korea 10.2% 2009
20 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 10.08% 2009
21 BelgiumBelgium 9.97% 2009
22 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 9.43% 2009
23 HungaryHungary 8.72% 2009
24 IcelandIceland 8.25% 2009
25 FranceFrance 7.64% 2009
26 AustriaAustria 6.17% 2009
27 NorwayNorway 4.6% 2009
28 FinlandFinland 4.17% 2009
29 SwedenSweden 3.97% 2009
30 DenmarkDenmark 2.74% 2009

Citation

"All countries compared for Economy > Poverty > Poverty by individual and household characteristics > Poverty rate > Children", 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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