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
How should we measure poverty?
forumblog.org - 11/25/2014 12:04:44 PM
Most countries in the world ... the poverty line is based on a threshold of 60% of the national median equivalized household income. It is also important look at how relative poverty measures behave at the time of crisis. As the chart below suggests ...
Population and poverty: Can government help?
Businessday - 11/26/2014 11:59:22 PM
The economic roots of world poverty become ... Does the absolute level of Nigeria’s population or its density preclude a high level of wellbeing? The answer is no on both counts. India is an example of Less Developed Countries (LDCs) with a very large ...
Top 10 Countries By Population Below Poverty Line
Jagran Josh - 9/22/2011 11:58:53 AM
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 ...
Social enterprises: Vehicles for poverty reduction and inclusive growth
Rappler - 11/23/2014 11:27:08 PM
Such bleak picture from the Philippine government’s own assessment of the country ... population living below the poverty line. But despite this, the UN High Level Panel of Eminent Persons that was commissioned to study and recommend the world ...
Helping millions of Russians to rise above poverty line quite a challenge
en.itar-tass.com - 11/27/2014 12:23:50 PM
At the moment 15.7 million Russians live below the poverty line (in a country with a population of 146.7 million), Deputy ... Russians are poor and the wages are one of the lowest in the world. But Russia cannot be called a country of the poor, the ...
Malawi ranked 8th among African poorest countries in 2014
Nyasa Times - 11/25/2014 12:47:41 PM
Over 50% of the population lives below the international poverty line of US$1.25 a day ... Zimbabwe – GDP per capita: $589.46 Not only is Zimbabwe one of the poorest countries in the world; but it has the lowest life expectancy in the world with men ...
Poverty in Asia - Let me finish that debat once and for all
Pakistan Defence - 11/26/2014 3:56:47 AM
I feel that the methodologies used by different countries are different. Click to expand... According to CIA World Factbook, China changed it's poverty treshold as 3630$/year meaning roughly 10$/ day and 6.1% of the population is below that line.
Myanmar’s High Rice Price Volatility Increases Poverty Risk but Requires Careful Management
The World Bank - 11/24/2014 8:24:00 AM
the World Bank’s country manager in Myanmar. “A majority of rural population lives close to the poverty line and spends more than 60% of their incomes on food. Even temporary increase in rice prices reduces real income and households’ spending on ...
Spatial poverty in Kerala
Live Mint - 11/23/2014 6:47:58 PM
It has long had the highest level of human ... states of the country. It is also sometimes lauded for being among the states with the lowest poverty rates. As per the Tendulkar Committee methods, only 7% of the population lies below the poverty line.
Will Myanmar’s ‘Triple Transition’ Help Eradicate Crushing Poverty?
Inter Press Service - 11/20/2014 11:59:20 PM
The government says poverty hovers at around 26 percent of the population, but that could be a conservative estimate. According to the World Bank’s country overview for Myanmar ... An estimated 32 percent of children below five years of age suffer ...
Stop peddling lies, Nigeria does not have 100million destitutes – Presidency tells World Bank
YNaija - 11/25/2014 11:53:24 PM
Read the full statement below: We have read with utter dismay the statement by World ... that poverty has fallen under this administration from 48 percent to 46 percent. Given our current population of about 170 million people, the Country Director ...
New Israel Poverty Poll: 95% Pessimistic About Coming Year
The Algemeiner - 11/25/2014 6:59:54 PM
A new poll on poverty in Israel charges that “despair and anger” among the country’s Jewish population are rife ... more to alleviate the predicament of those suffering below the poverty line. Eckstein noted that the poll was taken among Jews ...
Half of country’s population living below poverty line
Dawn - 6/9/2014 5:59:39 AM
It means that one out of two people in a population of over 188 million live below the poverty line — defined as earning less than $2 a day, based on international standards for middle income countries. According to the World Bank’s Poverty Head Count ...
Children Are Below Poverty Line Even In World’s Affluent Countries – UNICEF
International Business Times - 10/30/2014 10:26:43 AM
Even the children living in the world's most affluent of countries are sunk below in the poverty line since 2008, a report from UNICEF found. A total of 2.6 million children living in rich countries are now below the poverty line - that brings the total ...
World Health Organization warning on plague
E TN Global Travel Industry News - 11/24/2014 5:03:34 AM
That is a massive sum in a country where 75 percent of the population subsists below the poverty line of $1.25 per day. Madagascar has seen up to 600 cases reported each year, though in most of the rest of the world, plague has become extremely rare.