Definition: National estimates of the percentage of the population falling below the poverty line are based on surveys of sub-groups, with the results weighted by the number of people in each group. Definitions of poverty vary considerably among nations. For example, rich nations generally employ more generous standards of poverty than poor nations.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Population below poverty line map
Middle schoolers learn about poverty in other countries
Newton Daily News - 4/17/2015 4:46:06 PM
“Many Hands for Haiti” is a missionary and support program that brings clothing and other supplies to families in Haiti, where 60 percent of the population lives below the poverty line ... a child in a foreign country years ago, in terms of sending ...
Bosnians hope to break world record for biggest chicken stew
Oklahoma News - 4/17/2015 9:22:18 AM
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian chefs hope to break a Guinness World Record for the biggest ... which tend to thousands of people in the country where close to a fifth of population lives below the poverty line.
Poverty graph in Punjab exposes Shahbaz’s performance: PTI
Dawn - 4/18/2015 3:30:21 AM
The PTI leader said the Khadam-i-Aala should come out his virtual world ... of the country’s population was in the clutches of multi-dimensional poverty. “One out of two people in a population of over 188 million lives below the poverty line ...
World's biggest stew?
Castanet - 4/17/2015 4:10:19 PM
Bosnian chefs hope to break a Guinness World Record for the biggest chicken ... which tend to thousands of people in the country where close to a fifth of population lives below the poverty line.
Chefs Hope To Whip Up World’s Largest Stew
KWTX - 4/17/2015 9:18:07 PM
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (April 17, 2015) Bosnian chefs hope to break a Guinness World Record for the ... which tend to thousands of people in the country where close to a fifth of population lives below the poverty line.
World Bank welcomes China's new bank in poverty fight
Yahoo News - 4/7/2015 7:06:49 PM
Washington (AFP) - China's new development bank can have an important role in fighting extreme poverty ... of people below the line has fallen from two billion to one billion in 25 years, despite a two billion increase in the total world population.
Sudan: Half of Sudan's Population Living Below the Poverty Line - World Bank
AllAfrica - 4/29/2014 11:59:04 PM
Khartoum — The World Bank's (WB) country director for Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan, Bella Bird, said that half of Sudan's population is living below the poverty line and noted that the percentage of poor people in the capital Khartoum has increased by ...
Half of Sudan’s population living below the poverty line: World Bank
Sudan Tribune - 4/30/2014 11:57:53 PM
April 30, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The World Bank’s (WB) country director for Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan, Bella Bird, said that half of Sudan’s population is living below the poverty line and noted that the percentage of poor people in the capital ...
Haiti, the world’s poorest country, 77 per cent live below poverty line
nycaribnews.com - 9/25/2012 12:33:43 PM
Haiti, a country ... live below the poverty, a slight decline from 15.1 per cent last year. Today, more than 46 million people out of a population of 308 million live in poverty in America. In addition to Haiti, those states on the list of the world ...
Crazy Engineers - 4/18/2015 4:20:28 AM
Of course this poverty is also a very serious problem. Apart from this the world is also facing one more poverty and that is “Energy Poverty”. If we talk about the global population than ... are very effective and our country is also slowly making ...
The 10 Poorest Countries in the World
Fox Business - 9/14/2012 6:51:50 PM
According to 2011 data released on Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau, 15% of individuals in the United States live below the poverty line. While down from ... compared to the poorest countries in the world, the poverty rate in the U.S. is relatively ...
27 crore people live below poverty line in India
India Today - 8/29/2013 8:51:49 AM
Minister of State for Planning and Parliamentary Affairs Rajeev Shukla in a written statement to Rajya Sabha has stated that 27 crore people live below the poverty line in the country. Shukla also informed the house that population on March 1, 2012 was ...
Mexico's Poverty Rate: Half Of Country's Population Lives In Poverty
The Huffington Post - 7/29/2013 8:45:38 AM
Struggling to make ends meet in the town of Zitlaltepec in the central state of Tlaxcala, Zuniga is one of the 45.5 percent of Mexicans who live below the poverty line. That is only down slightly from 2010 levels, government data showed on Monday.
Poverty’s long farewell
The Economist online - 2/27/2015 11:56:27 PM
In 1990, 36% of the world’s population ... that “frictional poverty” will persist for many years: economic volatility and political trouble will, from time to time, knock citizens of poor countries back below the poverty line. Yet even with this ...
The Final Countdown: Prospects for Ending Extreme Poverty by 2030 (Interactive)
Brookings - 4/23/2013 11:55:15 PM
Between 1990 and 2010, the share of the population ... country and sub-national level; and country-by-country progress in transitioning fragile and conflict-affected states onto a stable path. Over one billion people around the world live in extreme ...