Comparative Child Poverty Measures

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This report states that 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 organisations to measure poverty in America and other countries are inconsistent with each other, and could be inaccurate or
misleading. The report asks two questions: How is child poverty measured in the United States and internationally? And, how accurate are these measures?
The report is a review of several child poverty measures that are being implemented around the world, and some recommendations on how the United States can improve the accuracy of its child poverty measures.

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Comparative Child Poverty Measures by National Center for Policy Analysis


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See also

Guide to estimating Child Poverty