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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.



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



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