China - Poverty headcount ratio

Poverty headcount ratio at $3.10 a day (2011 PPP) (% of population)

The value for Poverty headcount ratio at $3.10 a day (2011 PPP) (% of population) in China was 27.24 as of 2010. As the graph below shows, over the past 29 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 99.14 in 1981 and a minimum value of 27.24 in 2010.

Definition: Poverty headcount ratio at $3.10 a day is the percentage of the population living on less than $3.10 a day at 2011 international prices. As a result of revisions in PPP exchange rates, poverty rates for individual countries cannot be compared with poverty rates reported in earlier editions. Note: five countries -- Bangladesh, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Jordan, and Lao PDR -- use the 2005 PPP conversion factors and corresponding $1.25 a day and $2 a day poverty lines. This is due to the large deviations in the rate of change in PPP factors relative to the rate of change in domestic consumer price indexes. See Box 1.1 in the Global Monitoring Report 2015/2016 (http://www.worldbank.org/en/publication/global-monitoring-report) for a detailed explanation.

Source: World Bank, Development Research Group. Data are based on primary household survey data obtained from government statistical agencies and World Bank country departments. Data for high-income economies are from the Luxembourg Income Study database. For more information and methodology, please see PovcalNet (http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet/index.htm).

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Year Value
1981 99.14
1984 95.87
1987 89.15
1990 89.20
1993 82.31
1996 71.50
1999 67.18
2002 56.40
2005 41.76
2008 32.96
2010 27.24

Poverty headcount ratio at $1.90 a day (2011 PPP) (% of population)

The value for Poverty headcount ratio at $1.90 a day (2011 PPP) (% of population) in China was 11.18 as of 2010. As the graph below shows, over the past 29 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 88.32 in 1981 and a minimum value of 11.18 in 2010.

Definition: Poverty headcount ratio at $1.90 a day is the percentage of the population living on less than $1.90 a day at 2011 international prices. As a result of revisions in PPP exchange rates, poverty rates for individual countries cannot be compared with poverty rates reported in earlier editions. Note: five countries -- Bangladesh, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Jordan, and Lao PDR -- use the 2005 PPP conversion factors and corresponding $1.25 a day and $2 a day poverty lines. This is due to the large deviations in the rate of change in PPP factors relative to the rate of change in domestic consumer price indexes. See Box 1.1 in the Global Monitoring Report 2015/2016 (http://www.worldbank.org/en/publication/global-monitoring-report) for a detailed explanation.

Source: World Bank, Development Research Group. Data are based on primary household survey data obtained from government statistical agencies and World Bank country departments. Data for high-income economies are from the Luxembourg Income Study database. For more information and methodology, please see PovcalNet (http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet/index.htm).

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Year Value
1981 88.32
1984 75.75
1987 60.84
1990 66.58
1993 57.00
1996 42.05
1999 40.54
2002 31.95
2005 18.75
2008 14.65
2010 11.18

Rural poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines (% of rural population)

Definition: Rural poverty headcount ratio is the percentage of the rural population living below the national poverty lines.

Source: World Bank, Global Poverty Working Group. Data are compiled from official government sources or are computed by World Bank staff using national (i.e. country–specific) poverty lines.

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Year Value
2013 8.50
2014 7.20

Classification

Topic: Poverty Indicators

Sub-Topic: Poverty rates