Income support and safety net spending in United States lags peers: Extent to which taxes and transfer programs reduce the relative poverty rate, selected OECD countries, late 2000s
|Percentage-point reduction in relative poverty rate|
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Note: This figure plots the differences between each country's pre– and post–tax and transfer relative poverty rate, where relative poverty is the share of individuals with income below half of household-size-adjusted median income.
Source: Authors' analysis of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Stat Extracts (data group labeled "late 2000s")