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Israel has the highest rate of poverty among its member states. Israel had a poverty rate of 21% in 2010, up from just under 15% in 1995. Mexico, Turkey, Chile, and the US, to round off the top five...Czech Republic, Denmark, Iceland, Hungary, and
On the face of it, income inequality is high on America's agenda. President Barack Obama has made it a signature issue of his second term, bluntly stating that the US won't succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it.
The yawning wealth gap in China continues to widen much to the disquiet of the ruling Communist Party, as new surveys revealed that the rural-urban wealth gap has increased by 50 per cent, besides the spike in rich-poor divide.
It's a Cold Reality for Millions of Struggling Families Posted: 04/05/2013 12:28 pm Follow share this story It was a two-year process to make the documentary film American Winter . And this was a difficult film to make, because while working with
Who's Getting Richer, Who Poorer? How Hwee Young/European Pressphoto Agency People sitting outside a luxury store in Beijing, China last year. Search the word Gini, or jini, for Gini coefficient, the well-known measure of income inequality, on China'
We then dispatched reporters and photographers around the world to find out what inequality looks like in each of these places. Explore the map to look at all of the pairings we focused on and to read our correspondents' stories.
The Gini coefficient, an index reflecting the rich-poor gap, reached 0.474 in China in 2012, a top statistician said Friday. It was higher than the warning level of 0.4 set by the United Nations. The index has been retreating gradually since hitting
He laments the absence of Christ in Christmas, but unfairly points to holiday festivities in Hong Kong as an example. Why should the Nativity story be taken seriously in a historically non-Christian society? Rafferty seems to equate secularism with
When in doubt about what the future might bring, head for the hills. Better yet, escape to a nice little Alpine village to get away from it all. That is exactly what roughly 2,500 top business leaders, international political leaders,
January 4, 2013 A stylishly-dressed young woman walks past a man playing a musical instrument and asking for hand-outs on a Chinese street. China's Gini coefficient, which measures income inequality, has been above 0.6 for the past two years, far