U.S. ranks 28 out of 31 OECD members in poverty

Bertelsmann Stiftung | Press releases.

Perhaps OWS is telling us something that most of us do not want to admit. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has 34 nation members and it has found the U.S. almost at the bottom of the social balance ladder.

Of the 31 surveyed, only Turkey, Mexico, and Chile scored worse that the U.S.

In terms of children affected by poverty, Denmark scored the best with just 3.7% of children living in poverty. We scored an eye-popping 21.6% of children living in poverty.

The OECD had its origins in 1948 but was officially created in 1961.