Sunday, 1 December 2019

"If poverty is now measured by household income less than 60% below median then no poverty alleviation attempt which has no effect upon household income relieves poverty, does it?" #QotD


"But poverty is on the political agenda, and has still not been completely eradicated, so what to do about it? ... He argues that Labour has a plan ‘to tackle the root causes of child poverty’' ... The problem though is that ... none of those things would change child poverty. For the measurement today is incomes below median.'
    "If poverty is now measured by household income less than 60% below median then no poverty alleviation attempt which has no effect upon household income relieves poverty, does it? But we can only claim that we’ve got poverty if we use the income-below-median method."

          ~ Tim Worstall from his post 'The problem with how we measure poverty'
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1 comment:

  1. And round and round the wobbletalk tree the median wobbler waffled.It doesn't matter what the household income is. At a million dollare there is still the 60% below that mean.

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