By Dyfed Loesche
The middle class is often said to be under threat.
Well, it depends on from where you look at it. Actually, this class is on the rise worldwide, most notably in Asia. According to research by the Brookings Institute, the numbers for North America and Europe are set to rise too, but at a much slower pace.
This chart shows the number (in millions) and share (in percent) of global middle class by region.
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