Czech Republic 's Problem Of Poverty

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In terms of poverty, Table 2 shows the percentage of the population in Czech Republic compare with the world from 2006 to 2012 who live on less than $1.90 a day. From 2006 to 2012, Czech Republic’s poverty headcount ratio at $1.90 a day has been nearly 0% of population compare to nearly 15% of world population. Not only Czech Republic has a low ratio of poverty headcount at $1.90 a day, but also has the percentage of population living under the at-risk-of-poverty threshold lower than an average of 27-European-countries. In Table 3 provides the percentage of population living under the at-risk-of-poverty threshold which set at 60 percent of national median income after social transfer. It shows that from 2005 to 2014 Czech Republic’s percentage of population living under the at-risk-of-poverty is fluctuated between 8-10%. Furthermore, inequality of income distribution ratio in Table 4, which indicates total disposable income ratio received by the 20% of the population with the highest income to that received by the 20% of the population with the lowest income (Eurostat, 2016a), shows stable rate of inequality around 3.5% since 2005. Gini index is the measurement of inequality level in family income distribution in a country, range from 0-100 which the lower of Gini index means the more equal of income distribution (CIA, no date). Hence, from Table 5, Czech Republic has low level of GINI index with decreased from 27.5 in 2004 to 26.1 in 2012. Apart from income indicator,
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