A Bit of Encouraging News


Came across this graph today.  Poverty levels in the world across time.The reason why China was excluded from the second set of data was because “it appears that much of the poverty reduction in the last couple of decades almost exclusively comes from China”:

  • China’s poverty rate fell from 85% to 15.9%, or by over 600 million people
  • China accounts for nearly all the world’s reduction in poverty
  • Excluding China, poverty fell only by around 10%



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