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Kids around the world reveal their favorite toy

December 17, 2016
in Kids

If you live in a place where people get X-Box Ones for Christmas, then spare a thought for the other 5 billion people on earth. Dollar Street, a new project from the Gapminder Foundation, lets you see favorite toys and other personal items in homes around the world. A few observations: —In a Haitian home living on $39 per month per adult, a boy’s favorite toy is an old tennis ball. About 15% of the world lives at that level or poorer. —In a Romanian home living on $163 per month per adult, a girl’s favorite toy is a broken plastic doll. Around 40% of the world lives at that level or poorer. —You won’t see many new game consoles in homes earning less than $1,500 per month per adult—the top 20% of homes....

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