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 12:15:42 AM
Sixty percent of Pakistan''s population is living below poverty line, a World Bank report entitled World Development Indicators (WDI) 2013 said on Saturday. The international poverty line is two dollars a day or an income of Rs 200 per day. The report ...
Poverty skyrockets in US suburbs
World Socialist Web Site - 5/23/2013 4:35:49 AM
... in American suburbs soared more than 64 percent from 2000 to 2011. The report, titled Confronting Suburban Poverty in America, revealed that nearly 16.4 million suburban residents are now living below the federal poverty line, up from ...
‘India’s growth strategy has lessons for developing nations’
MSN India - 5/25/2013 5:09:14 AM
People living below the poverty line in India decreased 17 percent in two decades, from 44.5 percent in 1983 to 27 percent in 2004-2005 Washington: India's strategy of eradicating poverty by "growing the pie rather than slicing it", and fuelling the ...
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 ... The percentage of residents in Toledo-area suburbs living below the poverty line stood at 12.4 percent in 2011, the Brookings research shows. The Census Bureau statistics the authors used in their book shed light ...
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
The study looked at two measures: the increase in population below the federal poverty line, and the poverty rate, which is the percentage of overall population that is poor. Unincorporated Miami-Dade, home to some 1.2 million people ...
Poverty Is Booming In America's Suburbs
The Business Insider - 5/21/2013 2:53:48 PM
The changing shape of poverty is more systemic than an economic downturn ... harder to address poverty through transportation when low-income households in need of it live dispersed over larger areas. Suburbs also simply lack the built-in networks of ...
Millions of Americans live in extreme poverty. Here’s how they get by.
Washington Post - 5/13/2013 3:46:14 PM
The decline of extreme poverty — defined by the World Bank as living on less than $1.25 a day, which is derived from the average poverty line in the world’s poorest countries ... increase in people living under, say, $6 a day,” Shaefer ...
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.
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
We will work with all countries to do just that. Our second commitment is that we will support countries in an all-out effort to reach Millennium ... come—it’s happening now. The issue is whether we will take charge of change: become its architects ...
Suburban poverty soars
economy.money.cnn.com - 5/20/2013 3:52:15 PM
Poverty is growing faster in the suburbs than anywhere else in the United States, soaring 64% over the past decade. That was more than twice the growth rate of the urban poor population, according to the Brookings Institution, which released a ...
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 ... Everything is changing," said Sachs.[ii] In this Mobile Economy Project report, Darrell West looks at the growth of handheld devices and investigates the barriers to doing business in the ...
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 ... and fastest growing poor population in the country." The Great Recession ...
To Address Climate Change We Need to Measure Poverty Better
The Huffington Post - 5/21/2013 11:57:50 PM
But beyond these latest shocks, the truth is that poverty reduction overall had continued in most countries, even after the financial, food and fuel crises of 2008-2009. In 1981, for instance, the percentage of the world population living below ...
Poverty has increased during period of economic growth, says economist
The Hindu - 5/20/2013 8:21:17 AM
“While the Planning Commission insists that proportion of population below the poverty line has gone down, that is not the case by its own definition of urban and rural poverty.” He was delivering the keynote address at the convention on ...