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The U.S. ranks 2nd in child poverty

5 October 2012 23 comments

According to UNICEF, 23.1% of American children under the age of seventeen live in poverty, which makes the United States rank second out of thirty-five economically advanced countries ranked in that category. Romania ranks first, with 25.5% of children living in poverty.

The U.S. ranks 4th in child poverty

13 January 2010 1 comment

According to data compiled by the OECD in 2008, the United States has a child poverty rate of 20.6%, which makes the United States rank fourth out of thirty OECD countries ranked in that category. Turkey ranks first, with a child poverty rate of 24.6%.

The OECD average for child poverty is 12.4%.

The U.S. ranks 3rd in poverty

26 April 2009 7 comments

According to the OECD, the United States has a poverty rate of around 17%, which makes the United States rank third out of thirty OECD member nations in that category. Mexico ranks first, with a poverty rate of around 18.5%.

The median poverty rate for OECD member nations is around 11%.