Satistics, StatisticsDecember 20, 2007 Tim WorstallIdiotarians5 CommentsErm, Richard Murphy and the Tax Justice Network. US child poverty is 22%? By what definition of poverty? previousEconomists Know More Than You ThinknextTecchie Question 5 thoughts on “Satistics, Statistics” embutler December 20, 2007 at 2:44 pm My take (USer) is that our tax rate is 50 percent when you add in the state section how is it in the other countries…do they have taxing authority outside of their federal governments?? Tim Newman December 21, 2007 at 12:47 am By what definition of poverty? Last time I argued about poverty in the US, the answer from somebody who insisted dire poverty was rampant used the following definition: “Well, I would call that dire poverty especially considering how rich some people are.” In other words, his own definition. MikinAppalachia December 21, 2007 at 2:33 am At least for the USA, per the links from the “Tax Justice Network” cited, it is pretty relative. Interesting that I evidently reside in the “worst” area (Appalachia) for “child poverty”. One interesting item from the links was a citation from a report on “poverty in the USA”- “The report goes on to note that 46% of poor households in the US own their own home, and 30% have two or more cars, and 63% have cable or satellite TV.” Also- looking at the nice graph presented, there’s some odd comparisons, i.e., USA and AUS have about the same tax rate, as do NOR and ITA, but their “child poverty %” vary by a factor of 2-4 times. Maybe correlation doesn’t equal cause? Pingback: Sales Use Tax » Tax and child poverty Pingback: Tax and child poverty | Credit Card Payment Site - Citicards, Discover Cards, American Express Cards Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.