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
60 percent population living below poverty line: World Bank report
Business Recorder - 5/19/2013 12:22:52 AM
Sixty percent of Pakistan's population is living below poverty line, a World Bank report entitled World Development ... was recorded at 9.3 percent of GDP in 2011 and electric power consumption per capita 457 kilowatt per hour in 2010.
Poverty skyrockets in US suburbs
World Socialist Web Site - 5/23/2013 4:35:49 AM
The report, titled Confronting Suburban Poverty in America, revealed that nearly 16.4 million suburban residents are now living below ... population in the country.” Whether it is in the suburbs or cities, in the US or throughout the world ...
Residents in Toledo’s suburbs slump further below poverty line
Toledo Blade - 5/20/2013 3:56:25 AM
America’s face of poverty continues to change: Nearly two-thirds more suburban residents now live below the poverty line than the number who ... the largest and fastest-growing poor population in the country,” co-author Elizabeth Kneebone ...
Women below poverty line live under the radar
Sydney Morning Herald - 5/22/2013 2:09:40 PM
Photo: Louise Kennerley In my community, the Salvation Army's Streetlevel Mission in inner Sydney, we work with and support many homeless women who are experiencing ... things that they feel they should. We live in a world of consumerism, a world that ...
Israel has highest poverty rate in the developed world, OECD report shows
Haaretz - 5/15/2013 9:10:09 AM
Israel's poor population has grown more than in any other OECD nation, making it the country with the highest rate of poverty ... will increase the number of families living below the poverty line. An additional 30-40,000 children will be under the ...
Israel's Poverty Rate The Highest In Developed World
The Huffington Post - 5/15/2013 5:24:05 PM
Israel has the highest poverty rate in the developed world ... will be under the poverty line, which currently stands at NIS4,000 per month ($1,091) for a couple," professo Shlomo Mor-Yosef explained. Take a look at the ten OECD countries ...
U.S. suburban poverty growing, but trend mixed in Miami-Dade, Broward
The Miami Herald - 5/20/2013 4:13:43 PM
Across the country ... poverty rates in numerous towns and cities across the region already significantly exceed the U.S. poverty rate of 15 percent. The study looked at two measures: the increase in population below the federal poverty line ...
Millions of Americans live in extreme poverty. Here’s how they get by.
Washington Post - 5/13/2013 4:50:40 PM
which is derived from the average poverty line in the world’s poorest countries — in recent decades has been nothing short of remarkable. As Howard Schneider noted here last week, not only has the percent of the world’s population living ...
UN chief calls for momentum to achieve anti-poverty goals
unmultimedia.org - 5/21/2013 1:46:23 AM
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called for momentum to achieve the Millennium Development Goals agreed by world leaders in 2000 ... He said more than half of the population is below the national poverty line, over 40 per cent of ...
Alleviating Poverty: Mobile Communications, Microfinance and Small Business Development Around the World
Brookings - 5/15/2013 11:57:47 PM
According to statistics from the World Bank, nearly one-quarter of the global population lives at or below the poverty line of $1.25 per day.[i] With so many people struggling for basic subsistence, it is hard for those affected to get out of ...
Poverty Rate Exploding in American Suburbs
Opposing Views - 5/20/2013 1:50:34 PM
Poverty in the U.S. is growing more rapidly in suburban areas than urban or rural areas. Now there are nearly 16.4 million suburban residents living below the poverty line ... fastest growing poor population in the country."
Analysis: Poverty and statistics
The Jerusalem Post - 5/16/2013 12:26:25 AM
But what does the OECD's poverty ... living below the poverty line (and, of course, how it measures up to other OECD countries’ income distribution). For example, Israel’s Arabs and ultra-Orthodox tend to be far poorer than the rest of the population.
Poverty and Growth: Retro-Urbanists Cling to the Myth of Suburban Decline
Daily Beast - 5/21/2013 8:41:34 AM
A young girl walks through a trailer park on May 22, 2012, in Joplin, Mo. (Joe Raedle/Getty) America’s suburbs, noted one British journalist, are becoming “ghost towns” as middle-class former suburbanites migrate to the central core.
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim’s Speech at World Health Assembly: Poverty, Health and the Human Future
The World Bank Group - 5/21/2013 6:42:52 PM
The setting for this work is the growing movement for Universal Health Coverage ... to building their capabilities and enabling them to compete for the good jobs that will change their lives. We have to close health gaps, if we’re serious ...
WB tells govt to identify areas with poor people
IPP Media - 5/20/2013 5:36:38 AM
The World Bank has advised the government to prepare new statistics of people living below poverty line so ... and are aimed at supporting poor communities in the country living below the poverty line to have access to health and education services.