Tag Archives: North Korea

Moving The Povery Line

Something to remember as you read poverty stories between now and the 2012 elections.  There is a “new” poverty measurement that classifies almost half the population as poor.  The new measurement uses income dispariy rather than absolute poverty as the measurement.

I wonder how many people would be considered in poverty using this type of measurement in a country where nearly everyone is poor, but income disparities are tiny.  Say, North Korea.  I think I know the answer.