Malaysia - Poverty gap

Poverty gap at $2 a day (PPP) (%)

The value for Poverty gap at $2 a day (PPP) (%) in Malaysia was 0.16 as of 2009. As the graph below shows, over the past 25 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 3.23 in 1984 and a minimum value of 0.16 in 2009.

Definition: Poverty gap is the mean shortfall from the poverty line (counting the nonpoor as having zero shortfall), expressed as a percentage of the poverty line. This measure reflects the depth of poverty as well as its incidence.

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
1984 3.23
1987 2.81
1989 2.48
1992 2.43
1995 2.54
1997 1.29
2004 1.37
2007 0.22
2009 0.16

Poverty gap at $1.25 a day (PPP) (%)

Poverty gap at $1.25 a day (PPP) (%) in Malaysia was 0.00 as of 2009. Its highest value over the past 25 years was 0.66 in 1984, while its lowest value was 0.00 in 2007.

Definition: Poverty gap is the mean shortfall from the poverty line (counting the nonpoor as having zero shortfall), expressed as a percentage of the poverty line. This measure reflects the depth of poverty as well as its incidence.

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
1984 0.66
1987 0.36
1989 0.29
1992 0.14
1995 0.26
1997 0.05
2004 0.06
2007 0.00
2009 0.00

Poverty gap at national poverty line (%)

Definition: Poverty gap at national poverty line is the mean shortfall from the poverty line (counting the nonpoor as having zero shortfall) as a percentage of the poverty line. This measure reflects the depth of poverty as well as its incidence.

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
2004 1.40
2007 0.80
2009 0.80

Poverty gap at rural poverty line (%)

Definition: Poverty gap at rural poverty line is the mean shortfall from the poverty line (counting the nonpoor as having zero shortfall) as a percentage of the national rural poverty line. This measure reflects the depth of poverty as well as its incidence.

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
2004 2.90
2007 1.60
2009 1.80

Poverty gap at urban poverty line (%)

Definition: Poverty gap at urban poverty line is the mean shortfall from the poverty line (counting the nonpoor as having zero shortfall) as a percentage of the national urban poverty line. This measure reflects the depth of poverty as well as its incidence.

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
2004 0.50
2007 0.40
2009 0.30

Classification

Topic: Poverty Indicators

Sub-Topic: Poverty rates