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Table-4. Child Poverty (2006-2020)

YearChildren Living in Severe Material Deprivation* (%)Children Living in Poverty (%)# of Children Living in Poverty (in thousands)
200670.534.68,013
200769.332.87,253
200869.934.07,538
200969.034.37,446
201071.833.77,612
201166.432.37,348
201265.432.77,444
201356.132.67,394
201442.231.77,176
201527.431.87,145
201638.431.47,006
201734.630.26,893
201832.632.17,336
201932.332.47,417
202034.032.17,378
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.
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