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Poverty: then and now

In 1981, 61 per cent of Britons were living in what we would now call absolute poverty. Now the figure is 20 per cent: still too high, but lower than at any point in history. Since the Cold War ended, the global poverty rate has fallen by three quarters.

Source: Lesson of 2016: if you address people’s concerns, “populism” goes away

Posted in Britain, Issues, Politics, Poverty, Quotes, Stats.

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