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 skyrockets in US suburbs
World Socialist Web Site - 5/23/2013 4:35:49 AM
The study reveals that the biggest surge in suburban poverty occurred in the centers of the housing collapse throughout the South and Southwest ... Nevada by 139.3 percent; Austin, Texas by 142.5 percent; and Atlanta, Georgia by 158.9 percent.
60 percent population living below poverty line: World Bank report
Business Recorder - 5/19/2013 12:15:42 AM
Sixty percent of Pakistan''s population is living below poverty line, a World Bank report entitled World Development Indicators (WDI) 2013 said on Saturday. The international poverty line is two dollars a day or an income of Rs 200 per day. The report ...
Residents in Toledo’s suburbs slump further below poverty line
Toledo Blade - 5/20/2013 3:56:25 AM
America’s face of poverty continues ... The percentage of residents in Toledo-area suburbs living below the poverty line stood at 12.4 percent in 2011, the Brookings research shows. The Census Bureau statistics the authors used in their book shed light ...
Israel's Poverty Rate The Highest In Developed World
The Huffington Post - 5/15/2013 5:24:05 PM
Israel has the highest poverty rate in the developed world ... will be under the poverty line, which currently stands at NIS4,000 per month ($1,091) for a couple," professo Shlomo Mor-Yosef explained. Take a look at the ten OECD countries ...
Poverty Is Booming In America's Suburbs
The Business Insider - 5/21/2013 2:53:48 PM
Between 2000 and 2011, the population living in American cities below the poverty line increased by 29 percent. During that same time, across the country in the suburbs of metropolitan areas as diverse as Atlanta and Detroit and Salt Lake City, the ranks ...
U.S. suburban poverty growing, but trend mixed in Miami-Dade, Broward
The Miami Herald - 5/20/2013 4:13:43 PM
The study looked at two measures: the increase in population below the federal poverty line, and the poverty rate, which is the percentage of overall population that is poor. Unincorporated Miami-Dade, home to some 1.2 million people ...
Alleviating Poverty: Mobile Communications, Microfinance and Small Business Development Around the World
Brookings - 5/15/2013 11:57:47 PM
Poverty is one of the most pressing problems around the world. According to statistics from the World Bank, nearly one-quarter of the global population lives at or below the poverty line of $1.25 per day.[i] With so many people struggling for ...
Elimination of Tax Evasion said to be Panacea for World’s Poverty
Int'l Business Times - 5/23/2013 12:39:35 AM
A revelation released by Oxfam showed that the elimination of almost omnipresent tax evasion, which is these days one of the hottest topics, would lead to the end of world's poverty ... betrayal of people here and in the poorest countries who are ...
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim’s Speech at World Health Assembly: Poverty, Health and the Human Future
The World Bank Group - 5/21/2013 6:42:52 PM
We will work with all countries to do just that. Our second commitment is that we will support countries in an all-out effort to reach Millennium ... come—it’s happening now. The issue is whether we will take charge of change: become its architects ...
Poverty Rate Exploding in American Suburbs
Opposing Views - 5/20/2013 1:50:34 PM
Poverty in the U.S. is growing more rapidly in suburban areas than urban or rural areas. Now there are nearly 16.4 million suburban residents living below the poverty line ... fastest growing poor population in the country."
UN chief calls for momentum to achieve anti-poverty goals
unmultimedia.org - 5/21/2013 1:46:23 AM
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called for momentum to achieve the Millennium Development Goals agreed by world leaders in 2000 ... He said more than half of the population is below the national poverty line, over 40 per cent of ...
To Address Climate Change We Need to Measure Poverty Better
The Huffington Post - 5/21/2013 11:57:50 PM
But beyond these latest shocks, the truth is that poverty reduction overall had continued in most countries, even after the financial, food and fuel crises of 2008-2009. In 1981, for instance, the percentage of the world population living below ...
Poverty and Growth: Retro-Urbanists Cling to the Myth of Suburban Decline
Daily Beast - 5/21/2013 8:41:34 AM
In the core cities of the 51 metropolitan areas, 81 percent of the population increase over the past decade was under the poverty line, compared to 32 percent ... little or no territory since before World War II (New York, Philadelphia ...
Poverty has increased during period of economic growth, says economist
The Hindu - 5/20/2013 8:21:17 AM
“While the Planning Commission insists that proportion of population below the poverty line has gone down, that is not the case by its own definition of urban and rural poverty.” He was delivering the keynote address at the convention on ...
Five days below the poverty line
Rediff - 5/9/2013 12:56:12 AM
Under the 'Live Below The Line' campaign sponsored by the Global Poverty Project, an Australian charity ... You can count the cost of water, which in a third-world country can be difficult to transport. You can count the cost of electricity or gas for ...