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
Child Poverty Has Spiked In The Richest Countries Since The Great Recession: Report
The Huffington Post - 10/30/2014 9:58:05 AM
Even the richest countries ... world’s most affluent countries since 2008, bringing the total number of impoverished kids up to 76.5 million. And kids in the U.S. were among the hardest hit. With 32.2 percent of children living below the poverty line ...
Children Are Below Poverty Line Even In World’s Affluent Countries – UNICEF
International Business Times - 10/30/2014 4:07:19 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 ...
Plan for caring and sharing to end extreme poverty in the world by 2030
The Irish Times - 10/30/2014 11:55:36 PM
goal one is formally defined as bringing the share of those living below this “poverty line” to 3 per cent or less by 2030. Some critics argue that $1.25 is too low, unmindful of the fact that one-seventh of the world’s population lives below this line.
2.6 million more children plunged into poverty in rich countries during Great Recession
UNICEF - 10/29/2014 2:56:56 AM
ROME/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 28 October 2014 – A new UNICEF report shows that 2.6 million children have sunk below the poverty line in the world ... in many countries. In the European Union 7.5 million young people (almost equivalent to the population of ...
76.5-M children plunged into poverty in rich countries since 2008 - UNICEF
interaksyon.com - 10/29/2014 1:02:24 AM
GENEVA -- The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday said in a report that 2.6 million more children have sunk below the poverty line in the world's most affluent countries ... equivalent to the population of Switzerland.
Child poverty in the U.S. is among the worst in the developed world
Washington Post - 10/29/2014 1:26:51 PM
In the richest nation in the world ... an attempt to assess current poverty relative to how things stood before the downturn. With 32.2 percent of children living below this line, the U.S. ranks 36th out of the 41 wealthy countries included in the UNICEF ...
Poverty Rates In Gambia Drops To 36%
Ventures - 10/29/2014 8:11:53 AM
This is a notable improvement in economic development for a nation given its antecedents of having about 60 percent of its population below the poverty line ... The country also contributes troops in peacekeeping efforts around the world.
Checking income inequality key to fighting poverty in India: Report
Economic Times - 10/31/2014 7:43:52 PM
NEW DELHI: Ninety million Indians could be lifted out of extreme poverty by 2019 ... richest individuals in the world had as much wealth as the poorest half of the global population. The billionaire boom is not just a rich country story.
Crisis pulls 2.6 million children below poverty line: UNICEF
Channel News Asia - 10/28/2014 12:37:56 PM
GENEVA: At least 2.6 million children have fallen below the poverty line in the world's richest nations since the economic ... showed that the number of minors living in poverty in 41 countries had swollen to 76.5 million since the deepest crisis since ...
'A Generation Cast Aside': Child Poverty On Rise in World's Richest Countries
eNews Park Forest - 10/28/2014 5:14:07 AM
Children remain "the most enduring victims" of the recession in the world's wealthiest nations, where 2.6 million children have fallen below the poverty line since 2008 ... crisis on child well-being in rich countries, was released Tuesday in Rome.
Child poverty in rich countries rose during financial crisis
BMJ - 10/30/2014 4:24:38 PM
1 The report looked at the 41 richest countries in the world and found that in more than half (23) the number of children living below the poverty line (classed as living in a household earning 50% to 60% of average income, or less) has increased since 2008.
UNICEF: More than one third of Israeli children live in poverty
YNET News - 10/30/2014 8:53:39 AM
Follow Ynetnews on Facebook and Twitter The UN agency's report, relating to 2012, ranks Israel a dubious fourth in terms of child poverty in the developed world ... children now live below the poverty line in all of the developed countries.
Unicef: Dramatic Increase in Child Poverty
Greek Reporter Greece - 10/29/2014 5:08:46 PM
The report shows that 2,6 million children have sunk below the poverty line in the world’s most affluent countries since 2008 ... warning for the possibility of a slowdown in population growth as younger people avoid creating their own families due ...
Report declares SA as world's most unequal country
ENCA - 10/30/2014 7:49:14 AM
Life expectancy in the globe's poorest countries has risen by an average of nine years over the past two decades, according to the United Nation's World ... poverty by 2019, leaving almost eight million people living below the poverty line.