Wednesday, November 22, 2006

At least the notoreity hasn't changed her

Polly Toynbee writes on CommentisFree that:

In 1979 14% of children lived below the poverty line: that rose to 33% by 1996.

Sadly, these two figures come from two inconsistent sources -- the Family Expenditure Survey and the Family Resources Survey -- and cover different geographies -- the UK and Great Britain (source).

2 comments:

The Purple Scorpion said...

Did the poverty line stay unchanged?

FactcheckingPollyanna said...

Both are percentage of children living in households with income less than 60 per cent of median.