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    Question what is "less than a quarter of the poorest quintile"?

    “Social protection of any sort reaches less than a quarter of the poorest quintile of households in Africa.” In this sentence, author means 1/4, 1/5 or 1/20?

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    Re: what is "less than a quarter of the poorest quintile"?

    The population is divided into 5 parts according to wealth or income. Those are quintiles.

    Now take the bottom quintile, the poorest.

    Of those, only 1/4 get any "social protection" (whatever that is).

    If we assume that the upper quintiles all have this, then about 3/4 of 1/5 do not.

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    Re: what is "less than a quarter of the poorest quintile"?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post

    If we assume that the upper quintiles all have this, then about 3/4 of 1/5 do not.
    and 1/4 i.e., 1/20 of the total number, do.
    Last edited by 5jj; 22-Aug-2013 at 15:45. Reason: typo

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    Re: what is "less than a quarter of the poorest quintile"?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    and 1/4 i.e., 1/20 of the total number, do.
    In that quintile, yes.
    Last edited by 5jj; 22-Aug-2013 at 15:45. Reason: typo in quote corrected

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