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Table-4. Child Poverty (2006-2017)

YearChildren Living in Severe Material Deprivation* (%)Children Living in Poverty (%)# of Children Living in Poverty (in thousands)
200674.534.68,013
200773.532.87,253
200872.634.07,538
200972.034.37,446
201075.233.77,612
201169.532.37,348
201269.332.77,444
201359.832.67,394
201444.931.77,176
201529.031.87,145
201641.731.47,006
201738.130.26,893
Source: TURKSTAT
*Severe material deprivation is defined as the inability to afford the expenses of at least four of these nine items: (1) A washing machine, (2) A color TV, (3) A telephone, (4) A car, (5) Unexpected financial expenses, (6) One week's holiday away from home, (7) Mortgage or rent payments, utility bills or other loan payments (8) A meal with meat, chicken or fish every second day, (9) Heating to keep the home sufficiently warm.