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, 2014See also: Population below poverty line map
More than 80% of Syrians live below the poverty line: UN
Daily News and Analysis - 4/30/2016 5:52:02 PM
The number of Syrians living below the poverty line has almost tripled after five ... of doctors and pharmacists has forced many to flee the country, at a higher rate than that of the average population. "As a result, the number of persons per doctor ...
The Epicenter Of Global Poverty – OpEd
Eurasia Review - 4/27/2016 5:52:36 AM
All countries ... poverty are harmful economic systems, conflict, environmental causes such as drought and climate change, and population growth. The invisible causes of difficulty in decline level of poverty in some of the poorest regions of the world ...
Top 10 Countries By Population Below Poverty Line
Jagran Josh - 9/21/2011 11:55:54 PM
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 ...
Poverty has become more concentrated under Obama
World Socialist Web Site - 5/2/2016 6:15:18 AM
Under the Obama administration, more Americans have found themselves consigned to economic ghettos, living in neighborhoods where more than 40 percent subsist below the poverty level ... in virtually every part of the country, including adjacent to ...
Hidden poverty growing under Abe, particularly among young and single mothers
Japan Times - 4/26/2016 7:48:19 AM
Abe’s political foes are expected to pounce on poverty ... countries Japan is the most poverty-stricken. The relative poverty rate refers to the ratio of people living below the poverty line, or half the median income of the total population.
World Bank: 'extreme poverty' to fall below 10% of world population for first time
The Guardian - 10/5/2015 1:34:38 AM
It projects 702 million people or 9.6% of the world’s population ... below $1.25 a day, but the World Bank’s adjustment now sets the poverty line at $1.90 a day. The Bank said the change reflects new data on differences in the cost of living across ...
Two-child norm: Fight poverty, not population growth
The Times of India Blogs - 4/21/2016 2:20:48 PM
Union Minister Giriraj Singh is back with a bang, this time urging his government to enforce a two-child norm for all religions in the country ... have a considerably higher population of people living below the poverty line. This effectively debunks ...
World Bank Forecasts Global Poverty to Fall Below 10% for First Time; Major Hurdles Remain in Goal to End Poverty by 2030
The World Bank - 10/4/2015 7:08:06 PM
Using this new line (as well as new country-level data on living standards), the World Bank projects that global poverty will have fallen from 902 million people or 12.8 per cent of the global population in 2012 to 702 million people, or 9.6 per cent of ...
Switzerland still one of the top countries to live
Expatica - 4/25/2016 11:55:52 PM
Despite being one of the most expensive countries to live in, Switzerland is still one of the top countries in which to live. Switzerland is one of the world’s most expensive ... of people living on or below the poverty line in Switzerland has been ...
Five global problems to highlight on International Workers’ Day
Euronews - 5/1/2016 12:50:12 PM
With many countries ... the poverty line Just over one billion people worldwide live on less than $1.25-a-day (1.11 euros), according to latest figures from the World Bank. That’s down significantly from 1981, when there was 1.93 billion below the ...
Puerto Rico's Governor Says Island Will Default on Bond Payment
You Don't Know Football - 5/2/2016 8:24:09 AM
Puerto Rico has been in recession for a decade, and 45 percent of the island's population is now below the poverty line by mainland USA standards. A lot of countries around the world are struggling to repay their debts right now, and Puerto Rico will be ...
Latin American perception of India changing: Ecuador envoy
India - 5/2/2016 3:12:10 PM
Many people living below the poverty line gave us the impression that India ... who had more gold and jewellery than anybody else in the world. He said India’s 400 million middle-class population, greater than the entire American population, was a ...
Half of country’s population living below poverty line
Dawn - 6/9/2014 5:59:39 AM
According to the World Bank’s Poverty Head Count Analysis 2014, the situation is even more precarious. It puts the country’s population living below the poverty line at 60.19pc, of which 21.4pc fall under the category of ‘extreme poverty,’ with ...
GDP: 40pc of Muslim states’ population fall below poverty line
The Express Tribune - 6/14/2013 11:43:41 PM
Laghari said that the contribution of OIC member states to world GDP was only eight per cent while 40 per cent of the population of these countries lived below poverty level. He said only a paltry sum of 0.81 per cent of GDP is spent on research and ...