Comparative Child Poverty Measures

Policy Backgrounders | Economy

No. 169
Thursday, October 03, 2013
by Marcelo Ostria

The United States has one of the highest child poverty rates in the developed world, according to some international rankings. However, yardsticks commonly used by the federal government and international organizations to measure poverty in America and other countries are inconsistent with each other, and could be inaccurate or misleading.


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