in response to many posts stating that Israel's GDP per capita is higher than that of several OECD member countries. That much is true. But that's not what poverty rates measure. They assess whether the society is egalitarian. USA, which is a rich country, has also high poverty rates because the spread in earnings is very high. Conversely, France, which GDP/capita is much lower than that of the USA, has a low poverty rate because there is a relatively high minimum wage and social benefits, so the social inequalities are lower.
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65-year-old from local kibbutz suffers moderate wounds after being stabbed in the neck in southern Israel; manhunt underway for suspected assailant.21:04 06.02.16 | 0 comments