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
Eliminating mass poverty, unemployment in developing countries (I)
The Nation - 1/29/2015 5:18:22 AM
Amazingly, on reading and reflecting on the lecture, it confirmed my general impression that very little has really changed by way of our really tackling the problems of mass poverty and unemployment in our country ... those below the poverty line.
World Bank lauds Himachal for reducing poverty
The Tribune India - 1/28/2015 8:35:48 PM
Himachal Pradesh has made great strides in reducing poverty and attaining best human development outcomes, but female child sex ratio, under-nutrition in children and an ageing population still remain issues of concern, says a new World Bank report.
Oxfam insists wealthy countries help Ebola-ridden areas
Vaccine News Daily - 1/30/2015 2:28:22 PM
The world cannot walk away ... more women are losing their jobs than men. Poverty rates in Ebola-afflicted countries were already as high as in Sierra Leone, with 56 percent of the population living under the poverty line, while 64 percent were under ...
Finns' conception of world poverty is gloomier than reality
helsinkitimes.fi - 1/23/2015 11:55:00 PM
Nearly eight out of ten Finns (76 per cent) believe that poverty has increased in the world since the year 1990. The survey was carried out by the research company Taloustutkimus. In reality, the share of the poor among the world's population has declined ...
Half of country’s population living below poverty line
Dawn - 6/9/2014 5:59:39 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 ...
Sindh is facing abject poverty
Pakistan Observer - 1/29/2015 5:11:12 AM
The World Bank has observed a 0.5 per cent decline on average in per capita income in rural Sindh every year since 1999. The report also says that 50 per cent of the population of rural areas lives below the poverty line, and suffers from low per capita ...
Why we need to address population growth's effects on global warming
Los Angeles Times - 1/28/2015 1:59:07 AM
By 2050, world population is expected to increase from its current level ... countries will become the dominant emitters of greenhouse gases within a generation. That's partly because of their rising populations but also because of their poverty; they ...
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 ...
Programme development for “Making Sense of an Unequal World: Africa-approach to tackling inequality & opportunity capture”
ReliefWeb - 1/30/2015 3:47:06 PM
At the Pan Africa level ... of poverty and enjoy their human rights as a result of our actions. Within this vision we seek to develop a multi-country programme on inclusive development financing in the African region: “Making Sense of an Unequal World ...
Many Holocaust Survivors Live in Poverty Today
Tablet Magazine - 1/27/2015 11:32:58 AM
The statistics were staggering: one in four of the 140,000 Holocaust survivors in the United States are living at or below the poverty line. In response to the piece ... survivors in New York or across the country? Share them in the comments and we ...
The Indian Dream? World Bank Says Social Mobility in India Comparable to U.S.
News Week - 1/21/2015 1:48:56 PM
A recently released World Bank ... move out of poverty and into the middle class - is comparable to that of the United States The report says that India between 2004-05 and 2009-10, 15% of the total population also moved above the poverty line.
South Korea's elderly grapple with poverty
Channel News Asia - 1/27/2015 11:47:17 AM
SEOUL: Many senior citizens in South Korea struggle to survive, despite dedicating their lives to building the country. According to the government, 50 per cent of those above 65 years old live in poverty - the highest figure in the industrial world.
Thousands of Israeli Holocaust Survivors Struggle in Poverty
NBC News - 1/25/2015 11:59:48 PM
She is also one of the 50,000 estimated to live below the poverty line, according to the Association ... "are divided in terms of their socioeconomic level in a similar manner to that of the entire country's elderly." She added: "As a group they had ...
Jeb Bush shaped by troubled Phillips Academy years
The Boston Globe - 1/30/2015 10:13:39 PM
High-level classes were thrown at first and second-year ... The trip to Mexico was designed to introduce a small group of students to another world, a village with an indigenous population where Andover boys would help build a cinder-block schoolhouse.
Poverty in city a major problem, most say
The Raleigh Telegram - 1/30/2015 2:14:03 PM
The childhood poverty rate ... metro areas in this country. A 2013 report by RACF and ACT noted several factors that possibly explain the level of concentrated poverty found in Rochester including racial segregation, population sprawl, limited housing ...