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
Argentina’s Poverty Risks Quadrupling, World Bank Says
Bloomberg - 9/19/2014 4:23:09 PM
Argentina risks quadrupling its poverty level ... population as of 2012, are vulnerable to falling into poverty in the case of an adverse shock, according to the World Bank’s 2015-2018 report on the South American nation. The poverty rate for the country ...
World Population Could Hit 12.3 Billion By 2100, Surge Threatens American Lifestyle
The Inquisitr - 9/20/2014 7:39:24 AM
The rest of the world, on the other hand, will see population growth level off, even in Asia and Latin America ... two numbers is because of different consumption levels in different countries. If every person in the world consumed as much as an average ...
Do poor countries really get richer?
The Economist online - 9/19/2014 12:41:14 PM
But, says a new paper by two World Bank economists, the idea of poverty traps may be overblown. They focus on national economies and present some striking statistics. In the graph below, a country that manages to get to the left side of the line has seen ...
New Census Data Show Few Metro Areas Made Progress Against Poverty in 2013
Brookings - 9/19/2014 6:24:50 PM
An analysis of the 2013 American Community Survey data on residents living below the federal poverty line (e.g., $23,834 for a family of four in 2013) reveals that: The poor population in ... challenges facing the country during and before the Great ...
Half Of India Was Below Poverty Line In 2010: ADB
Silicon India - 9/8/2014 8:15:07 AM
BANGALORE: According to Asian Development bank’s calculations, half of Indian population was Below Poverty Line in 2010. These revelations were based on its revised poverty line index to $1.51 per person per day from $1.25 set by the World Bank.
It's not a small world after all: world population will soar
Philadelphia Daily News - 9/19/2014 9:49:26 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Contrary to some earlier projections, the world's population will soar ... Raftery said the researchers used data on population, fertility, mortality and migration from every country and then predicted future rates using new ...
World population unlikely to stop growing this century
Nature - 9/17/2014 11:56:29 PM
Baby boom in Africa set to push global population as high as 12 billion by the year 2100, study finds. Many African countries ... below). The population of Nigeria, currently 160 million people, could rise to 1.5 billion and overtake China as the world ...
World Population to Reach 11 Billion by 2100 Study Says
Alaska Native News - 9/19/2014 6:03:22 PM
“The consensus over the past 20 years or so was that world population, which is currently around 7 billion, would go up to 9 billion and level off or probably decline ... the Caribbean are projected to stay below 1 billion each.
New Census Survey Sheds Light On Income & Poverty In The US
MadameNoire - 9/19/2014 3:54:31 PM
About 1.7 million New Yorkers live below the poverty line. According to The New York Times ... There are so many in the Black population mired in poverty that getting out is incredibly difficult. And a third of all the poor are children.
Half of Pakistan population lives in poverty: UN report
The News International - 9/20/2014 1:48:39 AM
so the country is falling into the list of bottom countries in terms of HDI. To be precise, according to HDR 2014 report, Pakistan’s 45.6 percent population lives below the poverty line in accordance with Multidimensional Poverty Indices (MPI).On the ...
The World’s Going to Get A Lot More Crowded. Population Projections Hit 11 Billion
newsledge.com - 9/19/2014 2:14:18 PM
Sub-Saharan Africa are the countries south of Algeria ... “The consensus over the past 20 years or so was that world population, which is currently around 7 billion, would go up to 9 billion and level off or probably decline.”
World population rising faster than expected, may reach 11bn by 2100
malaysiasun.com - 9/20/2014 1:34:20 AM
For the past 20 years, population experts have predicted the population would grow to nine billion before it begins to level off and ... could exacerbate world problems such as climate change, infectious disease and poverty, However, the strain of feeding ...
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 ...
Broken Arrow poverty rate climbs while state and Tulsa levels remain steady
Tulsa World - 9/19/2014 6:03:22 PM
In 2013, 16.8 percent of the state population lived below the poverty line compared to 17.2 percent in 2012. The change is not considered statistically significant due to sampling error. Likewise, the poverty rates in Tulsa County and the city of Tulsa ...
Child poverty just dropped for the first time since 2000
Deseret News National - 9/16/2014 11:57:40 PM
About 45 million Americans, or 14.5 percent of the population, lived below the poverty line in 2013, down from 15 percent in ... according to a UNICEF study last year. The only country worse was Romania. Southern European countries most effected by the ...