Turkey has highest rate of child poverty among OECD countries

According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Turkey has the highest rate of child income poverty
Wednesday, 23 October 2019 14:07

The OECD data state that Turkey is on the first rank with 25 percent in child income poverty among the OECD countries. Israel follows Turkey with 24 percent as Spain is on the third rank with 22 percent.

Finland has the lowest rate with 4 percent in child income poverty, followed by Denmark with 4 percent, and Iceland with 6 percent.

As the share of children in poverty is growing in many countries, about 13 percent of children (on average) in the OECD countries live in income poverty.