South Africans who are born into poverty more likely to stay poor

South Africans who are born into poverty more likely to stay poor

The World Economic Forum's Global Social Mobility Index of 2020 has revealed which countries experience the highest social mobility. South Africa ranks among the lowest.

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Social mobility can be described as the chances of a child experiencing a better life than their parents. The report has revealed which countries have the lowest social mobility. This essentially means that children in countries with low social mobility are more likely to stay poor if they are born poor.

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Briefly.co.za learned that 82 countries are listed in the index, South Africa comes in at 72, which is very concerning. South Africa already experiences some of the highest social inequality in the world, this combined with low social mobility does not paint a rosy picture for poor families.

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Social mobility ranking of Brics countries according to 702.co.za.

Russia – 39th
China – 45th
Brazil – 60th
India – 76th
South Africa – 77th

The top 20 countries based on their social mobility are:

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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