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
Global population set to hit 9.7 billion people by 2050 despite fall in fertility
theguardian.com - 7/29/2015 4:31:20 PM
Predicted increase of 2.4 billion will complicate efforts to stamp out poverty ... population of the world will be between 8.4 and 8.6 billion in 2030, between 9.4 and 10 billion in 2050 and between 10 and 12.5 billion in 2100.” By 2050, six countries ...
Bulgaria Will Have World's Most Rapidly Shrinking Population in Next 35 Years - UN
Novinite - 7/30/2015 7:11:48 AM
Bulgaria is expected to have the world's highest population decline ... Fertility in European countries in general "is now below the level required for full replacement of the population in the long run (around 2.1 children per woman, on average), and ...
Can the world end extreme poverty?
Brookings - 7/27/2015 9:52:50 AM
In 2015, about 840 million people, or 13 percent of the world ... the population in each country. As an example of how goal setting changes behavior in an institution, she said team leaders of transport or energy projects are now consulting Bank poverty ...
Top 10 Countries By Population Below Poverty Line
Jagran Josh - 9/22/2011 11:58:53 AM
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 ...
Rwanda: Why Poverty Eradication Is Country's New Liberation War
AllAfrica - 7/20/2015 10:01:08 AM
Rwanda is the true definition of transformative economic growth and the World Bank which has witnessed ... For instance, half of the country's rural population lives below the poverty line compared to 22 percent of the urban population, the report says.
Kids Count report: 22 percent of US children live in poverty
World Socialist Web Site - 7/22/2015 5:26:45 AM
Twenty-two percent of all children in the United States live below the federal poverty line, significantly higher than ... by American children are among the worst of any country in the industrialized world. A report by UNICEF last year found that the ...
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 ...
UN: World's population to rise to 11.2 billion by the end of the century
MSN - 7/30/2015 6:57:29 AM
The world's population is expected to grow from its current level ... countries presents a distinct set of challenges," said John Wilmoth, head of the UN population division. Rapid population growth, Wilmoth said, will make it "more difficult to eradicate ...
UN: Expect 11.2 billion population by the end of the century
Yakima Herald - 7/29/2015 9:28:59 AM
while pursuing the ambitious goals of eliminating both poverty and hunger. The current world population is 7.3 billion. China and India each have more than one billion people. Nine countries are expected to make up half of the world's population growth ...
Running Faster to Stand Still: New UN Population Projections Point to Challenges Ahead for SDGs
newsecuritybeat.org - 7/29/2015 10:50:43 PM
In most parts of the world, population growth is stagnant ... Total fertility rates in all European countries are now below replacement level (2.1 children per woman) and in most cases have been so for decades. Europe’s overall total fertility rate ...
50 million Nigerian youths jobless, 70% population live on less than $1.25 per day - Oyedepo
World Stage - 7/19/2015 8:17:56 PM
WorldStage Newsonline-- Poverty level in Nigeria is soaring with an estimated 70 per cent of the population, mostly rural dwellers ... report of 2014 that ranked Nigeria among the countries in the world faced with a high level of hunger threat despite ...
MSNBC Maps 'the Geography of Poverty'
Ebony - 7/20/2015 11:58:39 PM
MSNBC’s Trymaine Lee and photographer Matt Black are collaborating to highlight the sobering truth about what it means to be poor in one of the world ... poverty in this country? TL: When you see 27 percent of African Americans living below the poverty ...
Decline in below poverty line population: Centre
Firstpost - 2/19/2014 4:45:30 PM
New Delhi: The Centre 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 Commission, the percentage of population below poverty line in urban ...
Sona promises: Has Aquino cut poverty incidence by half?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 7/25/2015 8:43:38 AM
“The 2013 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey suggests that real income of the bottom 20 percent grew faster than the rest of the population,” he said. The World Bank economist also noted that the robust economic growth being enjoyed by the country is now ...
Mexico poverty rate hit 46.2% last year as 2 million more join ranks of poor
Japan Times - 7/23/2015 11:55:06 PM
The poverty rate increased by 0.7 percentage point to 46.2 percent last year from 45.5 percent in 2012, equivalent to 55.3 million people in the nation of nearly 120 million, said government social development agency Coneval. The poverty level is roughly ...