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
Latest Bangladesh Poverty Maps Launched By BBS, World Bank And WFP
Thomson Reuters Foundation - 8/27/2014 9:26:36 AM
The maps were developed in a joint exercise by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), the World Bank and the United Nations ... Survey and the 2011 Census. Links to Population Below The Lower Poverty Line Map and Population Below The Upper Poverty ...
Economist agrees with World Bank report on Nigeria’s poverty reduction level
Vanguard - 8/31/2014 4:09:53 PM
Oyinlola Olaniyi of the Economics Department, University of Abuja, says the recent World Bank report that Nigeria’s poverty level ... estimated population of N170 million, more than half of which live in the North East or North West of the country.
The US is now a 'Third-World' country
presstv.com - 9/1/2014 1:02:35 PM
Tellingly, the World Bank does not release official estimates for the United States for this metric because it is meant to capture poverty based on “the standards of the poorest countries.” … Living below this ... poverty line for a family of three ...
Poverty rate higher in suburbs than cities, including Seattle area
The Seattle Times - 9/2/2014 12:58:25 AM
“All over the country outside major central cities, the rate of poverty in the suburbs is exceeding that of the (urban) places people used to leave to escape.” In Ferguson, which has a population ... living below the federal poverty level ($23,492 ...
Top 10 Countries By Population Below Poverty Line
Jagran Josh - 8/8/2010 11:54:12 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 ...
The 21 Most Miserable Countries In The World
The Business Insider - 9/2/2014 8:36:32 AM
Bloomberg's Alex Tanzi compiled a list of the "most miserable countries" in the world according to this index ... Poverty is a major problem in Colombia — 32.7% of the population lives below the poverty line. However, the number has been slowly ...
BusinessMirror. - 9/2/2014 2:02:50 AM
He says the massively funded program hasn’t really reduced poverty in the country ... the population is said to be barely subsisting below the poverty line. The poverty line is the family-income threshold established for international use by the World ...
Ghana Reaches 2015 Poverty Millennium Development Goal
AFKinside - 8/27/2014 12:47:02 PM
The people below the poverty line ... country’s National Accounts. Ghana Living Standard Survey 6 report also revealed unemployment rate in Ghana is only at 5.2 percent. The report considers persons aged 15 years and above as the active working ...
Nine steps to cut poverty and inequality in Pacific Island Countries
United Nations Development Program - 8/28/2014 9:14:05 PM
New York-- A new United Nations report offers concrete recommendations to reverse a rising trend of poverty, vulnerability and exclusion in Pacific Island countries ... are now living below their national basic-needs poverty line; and also have limited ...
The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index: Rising Poverty and Social Inequality in India
Global Research - 8/28/2014 12:38:42 PM
These countries have a total population of 5.4 billion people, some 78% of the world’s population. The MPI assesses poverty at the individual level. If someone is deprived ... figures for Indian children are below 50 per cent in all case and as low ...
U.S. $2 a Day Poverty in a Global Context: Five Questions Answered
Brookings - 8/26/2014 8:59:10 AM
The $2 threshold has traditionally been used to measure poverty in the developing world and is far below the official U.S. poverty ... incorporates the populations of rich countries. For now, the entire population of these countries is assumed to not ...
24% of Kalamazoo County households live above poverty line but below cost-of-living levels
MLive - 8/31/2014 6:08:35 AM
KALAMAZOO, MI — They have often been called the working poor -- people who live above the poverty line but below basic cost-of-living levels ... organizations like United Way and the nonprofit world to help support their employees.
Decline in below poverty line population: Government
Financial Express - 2/19/2014 11:23:23 AM
SummaryPopulation below poverty line in urban areas has declined ... case from DMK Government today said there is a noticeable decline in below poverty line population in the country between 2004 and 2012. As per poverty estimates released by the Planning ...
Half of country’s population living below poverty line
Dawn - 6/9/2014 12:37:32 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 ...