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
Poverty in Israel slightly down, but still exceeds Western levels
YNET News - 12/16/2014 12:29:56 PM
out of a total population of 8 million. The report found that while the poverty level in Israel decreased by a few percentage points in 2013, it still had more poverty and wider socio-economic gaps compared to Western countries. 18.6 percent of Israeli ...
13 million Britons live below poverty line: CPAG
Press TV - 12/20/2014 7:03:04 AM
A report says one out of every five Britons is living below the poverty line in the country. “As 2014 draws to a close ... are wealthier than the bottom 20 percent of the entire population in the UK. In April, the Trussell Trust said that the number ...
The face of poverty worldwide is female
The Florida Times-Union Jacksonville - 12/19/2014 6:38:36 PM
It’s tragic and ironic that a group of people who offer such hope for the world find themselves in such hopeless situations. That is too often the plight of the world’s female population ... with incomes below the poverty level was twice as high ...
Map: The world without the Internet
Washington Post - 12/15/2014 4:52:59 AM
Fifty percent of these individuals live below the poverty line in their respective countries ... Three-quarters of the world's offline population live in just 20 countries. More than a billion Indians have no internet access, despite the international ...
Smart Ways to Tackle Poverty
The Huffington Post - 12/19/2014 9:27:25 AM
Extreme poverty -- by current reckoning, living on less than $1.25 a day -- is a continuing problem for far too many people in today's world. It is also ... In 1993, 64% of the population were below the poverty line; by 2010 this had fallen to just 5% ...
New survey shows worrying picture of poverty in Bulgaria
The Sofia Globe - 12/14/2014 11:59:30 PM
Twenty-one per cent of Bulgarians are below the country’s poverty line ... the average monthly poverty line for Bulgaria was 285.92 leva (just more than 146 euro) a person. The 21 per cent of the population below that povery line represents a flesh ...
Poverty is out of hand in America
Mansfield News Journal - 12/20/2014 12:00:44 AM
How sad is it this holiday season that one in five children in the wealthiest country in the world live below the poverty level. Very sad, extremely sad, to the point I am embarrassed. Is it likely to change? Probably not. We can waste billions or ka ...
The best (and worst) countries to grow old in
Finance Yahoo - 12/18/2014 11:08:49 AM
The Best Countries To Grow Old In 5. Germany Total population: 80.9 million Pct ... and just 5% of residents 60 and older lived below the poverty line, one of the lowest rates in the world. Further, older Swedes were among the most likely people in ...
The state of global poverty
Gulf News - 12/19/2014 12:26:22 PM
The scale of the global change can be seen when purchasing power parity (PPP) — a measure of the total amount of goods and services that a dollar (Dh3.67) can buy in each country ... below the poverty line is an indication of the extent of the world ...
A Global Gauge Finds Progress Against Poverty
New York Times - 12/13/2014 9:59:00 PM
there are still roughly one billion people whose total income is below that threshold — a level of material deprivation that many in the developed world can scarcely imagine. Defining extreme poverty across different countries and cultures presents many ...
Is a world without poverty possible?
United Nations Development Program - 12/11/2014 11:55:54 PM
We all know the world has reached the ... rich growth As tools to reduce poverty, each country will have to develop a policy pathway, identifying the most appropriate sequence of interventions and investments, given its level of development, endowments ...
One in five Israelis live in poverty
Jewish Chronicle - 12/19/2014 9:48:53 AM
Statistics released by Israel's National Insurance Institute reveal that 1.6 million people - out of a population ... below the poverty line in 2013. Almost one in three children was living in poverty, and the figures place Israel as the third worst ...
Haiti sees drop in poverty rates, but inequality remains
Ventura County Star - 12/12/2014 4:38:03 PM
But with 6.3 million out of 10 million Haitians still unable to meet their basic food needs, and another 2.5 million even worse off because they are living below the extreme poverty line ... total income in the country," the World Bank said.
The 10 Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Wall St. Cheat Sheet - 12/11/2014 12:14:23 PM
In western nations like the United States, and in many European countries, we often see corruption come to light as the result of whistleblowers or journalistic efforts. But in many other areas of the world ... half live below the poverty line as well.
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 ...