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
Poverty’s long farewell
The Economist online - 2/26/2015 4:19:30 PM
In 1990, 36% of the world’s population ... that “frictional poverty” will persist for many years: economic volatility and political trouble will, from time to time, knock citizens of poor countries back below the poverty line. Yet even with this ...
One chart showing all the world's countries ranked by how big and rich they are
The Business Insider - 2/25/2015 8:49:43 AM
It is also clear from the chart just how massive India and China are, making up nearly half of the proportion of the countries below the "world average" line in terms of population. Most of the world, about 70%, sits below the global average level ...
Top 10 Countries That Save The Most
Investopedia - 2/23/2015 11:54:02 PM
The country has large reserves of natural gas (world ranking: second ... of $17,943 and approximately six percent of the population is living below the poverty line. Gabon, an African country, has traditionally been an oil-dependent economy.
Are poverty and inequality changing?
Rappler - 2/25/2015 2:58:58 AM
Moreover, this level of ... but across the world. The Gini coefficient for income/expenditure of selected ASEAN countries is listed in Table 2. When this table is seen together with the performance of these countries in reducing poverty in the last few ...
New Quiet Initiative To Improve Drug Access In Middle-Income Countries, Change Country Classification System
ip-watch.org - 2/24/2015 11:52:51 PM
This week a confidential high-level ... poverty, or for qualifying for various subsidies, such as the Medicaid threshold in the United States.” Then countries could be classified according to whether or not some fraction of their population was living ...
The True State of Poverty the Masses
Spy Ghana - 2/25/2015 3:52:03 PM
More than 60 percent of the population lives below the poverty line of $1.00 per day. Diseases and hunger are masquerading in every quarter. Available electricity and pipe borne water across the country are a mirage. The lists take on infinity. However ...
Why Poverty Matters in the School Failure Debate
Alter Net - 2/25/2015 11:51:40 PM
Finland's is below 5% while the U.S. rate is 22%--by far the worst level of child poverty among peer countries world-wide. When we choose to ignore the fact that poverty, especially concentrated poverty, drags down our schools, we've gone down the rabbit hole.
Global population decline in 100 years
MercatorNet - 2/25/2015 5:43:36 AM
all countries will be at 2.1 births per woman or below (that is, at or below the rate of replacement). 2. Population decline is irreversible and inevitable: It is primarily a matter of urbanization. In agricultural and low-level industrial societies ...
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 ...
Child poverty in the U.S. is among the worst in the developed world
Washington Post - 10/30/2014 9:00:49 AM
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 ...
Just How Connected Is The World?
PYMNTS.com - 2/26/2015 11:11:42 AM
“This is an incredible milestone, but it also means that only 40 percent of the world’s population ... countries, the number is even less at 29.8 percent. “The divide between the connected and non-connected world falls principally on the line between ...
Half of Sudan’s population living below the poverty line: World Bank
Sudan Tribune - 4/30/2014 11:57:53 PM
April 30, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The World Bank’s (WB) country director for Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan, Bella Bird, said that half of Sudan’s population is living below the poverty line and noted that the percentage of poor people in the capital ...
Sudan: Half of Sudan's Population Living Below the Poverty Line - World Bank
AllAfrica - 4/29/2014 11:59:04 PM
Khartoum — The World Bank's (WB) country director for Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan, Bella Bird, said that half of Sudan's population is living below the poverty line and noted that the percentage of poor people in the capital Khartoum has increased by ...
Child Poverty: 7 Lessons
Payvand Iran News - 2/25/2015 4:27:51 PM
The official child poverty rate in the United States today stands at 20 percent; it is the second highest among the world’s developed countries ... many of whom remain below the poverty line. Many of those parents hold minimum-wage jobs.
Sowell avoids the facts of poverty in the U.S.
Greensboro News & Record - 2/23/2015 5:10:11 AM
He claims President Obama denigrated this country by stating in India that we have “terrible poverty.” The facts are that one in seven people in the U.S. lives below the poverty line. One in four ... s clothes around the world and claim that we have ...