Monday, January 16, 2017

Another measure of inequality

The World Economic Forum has just published a report using a different measuring stick, which it calls the inclusive development index . The index is made up of data on income, health, poverty, and sustainability. We don't do very well; we rank 23rd out of 30 developed nations.

We performed worst in measures of the distribution of income and wealth, and the level of poverty. We didn't do well in what the WEF calls social protection—defined as efficiency of public goods and services and robustness of social safety nets—and employment and labor compensation.

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