Disparity of Wealth
From Open Source Ecology
Poverty Rate in the USA is Not Decreasingin the 21st Century
Since population is growing, absolute numbers of poor people are increasing.
20% of the Richest People Own 80% of the Wealth
- from http://TheSocietyPages.org/graphicsociology/2009/05/27/champagne-glass-distribution-of-wealth :
Wealth Disparity has been Increasing since the 1940s
The Percentage of People in Abject Poverty ($1.25/day) is Decreasing Globally
- Taken from Wikipedia:Poverty. Note: This is welcome news, but making $1.26+/day is not inspiring - opinion of wiki editor
The Global Distribution of Wealth Trend Depends on Country
- US, UK, China are clear increases in Gini coefficient (worse distribution of wealth).
This is the Gini Coefficient from Wikipedia: