One of Twenty Facts About U.S. Inequality that Everyone Should Know

Child Poverty

In the United States, 21 percent of all children are in poverty, a poverty rate higher than what prevails in virtually all other rich nations.

Relative Poverty Rates in Forty Nations in the Mid-to-Late 2000s

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Source: OECD Income Distribution questionnaire, February 2011. Data refer to 2008 for Germany, Israel, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and the United States; 2007 for Canada, Denmark and Hungary; 2006 for Chile, Estonia, Japan and Slovenia; 2005 for France, Ireland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom; 2004 for Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, the Slovak Republic, Spain and Turkey.