China - Poverty headcount ratio

Poverty headcount ratio at $2 a day (PPP) (% of population)

The value for Poverty headcount ratio at $2 a day (PPP) (% of population) in China was 27.21 as of 2009. As the graph below shows, over the past 28 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 97.81 in 1981 and a minimum value of 27.21 in 2009.

Definition: Population below $2 a day is the percentage of the population living on less than $2.00 a day at 2005 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.

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 97.81
1984 92.91
1987 83.68
1990 84.64
1992 82.19
1993 78.60
1994 77.82
1995 74.13
1996 65.06
1997 70.78
1998 69.57
1999 61.44
2002 51.15
2005 36.94
2008 29.79
2009 27.21

Poverty headcount ratio at $1.25 a day (PPP) (% of population)

The value for Poverty headcount ratio at $1.25 a day (PPP) (% of population) in China was 11.80 as of 2009. As the graph below shows, over the past 28 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 84.02 in 1981 and a minimum value of 11.80 in 2009.

Definition: Population below $1.25 a day is the percentage of the population living on less than $1.25 a day at 2005 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.

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 84.02
1984 69.43
1987 54.03
1990 60.18
1992 63.80
1993 53.69
1994 59.78
1995 54.05
1996 36.37
1997 47.84
1998 47.97
1999 35.63
2002 28.36
2005 16.25
2008 13.06
2009 11.80

Poverty headcount ratio at national poverty line (% of population)

Definition: National poverty rate is the percentage of the population living below the national poverty line. National estimates are based on population-weighted subgroup estimates from household surveys.

Source: World Bank, Global Poverty Working Group. Data are based on World Bank's country poverty assessments and country Poverty Reduction Strategies.

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Year Value
1996 6.00
1998 4.60
2004 2.80

Poverty headcount ratio at rural poverty line (% of rural population)

Definition: Rural poverty rate is the percentage of the rural population living below the national rural poverty line.

Source: World Bank, Global Poverty Working Group. Data are based on World Bank's country poverty assessments and country Poverty Reduction Strategies.

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Year Value
1996 7.90
1998 4.60
2000 3.50
2004 2.80
2005 2.50

Poverty headcount ratio at urban poverty line (% of urban population)

Definition: Urban poverty rate is the percentage of the urban population living below the national urban poverty line.

Source: World Bank, Global Poverty Working Group. Data are based on World Bank's country poverty assessments and country Poverty Reduction Strategies.

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Year Value
1996 2.00
1998 2.00

Classification

Topic: Poverty Indicators

Sub-Topic: Poverty rates