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).


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.