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2020 GEM Report - Inclusion and education

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Graph of the week

The poorest 20% of households have more than the poorest 20% of children

Disparity by wealth commonly compares the bottom and top 20% of households, not of children. Yet, in most societies, poorer families have more children, on average: The poorest 20% of households tend to have more than one-fifth of all children. In India, the poorest 20% of households have 25% of all children, compared with 15% for the richest.

Statistics of the month

These statistics are taken from GEM Report materials.

 

12%

fall in aid to education

due to COVID-19 by 2022

1/5of countries

demonstrate a strong level of commitment to equity in education through their finance policies

38%

OF COUNTRIES

designed learning materials for speakers of minority languages or provided additional support to poorer households in the Eurasia region