In 2012 New Zealand was 20th out of 38 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries in terms of child poverty (based on on the percentage of 0-17 year olds living in households with incomes under 50% of the national median income) and just below the OECD average. Scandinavian countries with highly developed universal welfare systems like Denmark, Finland and Norway had the lowest child-poverty scores, while New Zealand’s was similar to that of Australia, Poland and Luxembourg. Turkey had the worst child-poverty score, followed by Israel and Mexico.
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Source: OECD Family Database