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
Defining a poverty line for India
Financial Express - 5/20/2015 11:59:25 PM
The Tendulkar committee stipulated a benchmark daily per capita expenditure of R27 and R33 in rural and urban areas, respectively, and arrived at a cut-off of about 22% of the population below poverty line ... (about 30% of country’s 1.2 billion ...
Third fall below poverty line in UK
Burnley Express - 5/20/2015 10:23:22 AM
Almost a third (33%) of the UK population ... "overall poverty" - the proportion of people falling below the poverty line at some point during the four-year period - in a table topped by Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Lithuania and Spain. The country with ...
Gaza unemployment world's highest as 60% of youth find themselves jobless
The Jerusalem Post - 5/22/2015 4:58:53 AM
Blockades and war have strangled the Gaza Strip’s economy and the unemployment rate is now the highest in the world ... 80% of Gaza’s population receives some kind of social assistance, and nearly 40% still fall below the poverty line.
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 ...
How Many People in the World Are Poorer Than You?
The Huffington Post - 5/13/2015 4:55:14 AM
The fact that most countries in the world are poorer than the United ... respondent so we cannot calculate precisely the share of the world's population living below the U.S. poverty line, but it is likely to exceed 80 percent. That is over 5.5 billion ...
Idris Jala: Poverty reduction still a challenge
The Rakyat Post - 5/18/2015 9:28:29 AM
The Asian Development Bank declared that Malaysia recorded 55.3% reduction on the percentage of population below poverty line income, the biggest reduction among Asean countries. A survey conducted last year by the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM ...
Living below poverty line
Pakistan Observer - 5/20/2015 4:11:09 AM
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - Is it the fate of millions of Pakistanis to live below poverty line? Is it not against the nature ... it is an apt description of state of affairs in our beloved country. Each year our Finance Minister goes to Washington to ...
World Bank: Gaza's Economy on 'Verge of Collapse'
Voice of America - 5/22/2015 1:59:55 AM
The current market in Gaza is not able to offer jobs leaving a large population in despair particularly the youth," said Steen Lau Jorgensen, World Bank Country Director ... territory's residents falling below the poverty line, "despite the fact that ...
Idris Jala defends report on poverty reduction
freemalaysiatoday.com - 5/21/2015 10:15:02 AM
He says there have been complimentary reports on Malaysia and he highlights the following: The World Bank recently ... on the percentage of population below poverty-line income, the biggest reduction among Asean countries. The ADB did not mention the ...
Poor Girls and Girl Poverty: Debunking Artificial Constructs
Triple Pundit - 5/20/2015 9:04:38 AM
In Indonesia, while the poverty rate is estimated to be 13.3 percent, the World Bank suggests ... (BNLP = Basic Needs Poverty Line). Click to enlarge. So, in Bangladesh, for example, while 32 percent of the population fall below the official poverty ...
World Bank contracts religious leaders to end poverty
Spy Ghana - 5/19/2015 7:25:36 AM
The World ... 10 countries — India, China, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Congo, Indonesia, Pakistan, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Kenya. A third of those are in India. So while the number of people living in extreme poverty continues to fall, reaching the next level ...
World Bank says Gaza Strip’s economy on ‘verge of collapse’
The Irish Times - 5/22/2015 5:01:52 PM
and almost 40 per cent fall below the poverty line. “The current market in Gaza is not able to offer jobs, leaving a large population in despair, particularly the youth,” Steen Lau Jorgensen, World Bank country director for the West Bank and Gaza ...
Crisis: inequalities grow among Greek population, OECD says
Ansamed - 5/22/2015 8:19:19 AM
with 20% of children and young people living below the poverty line. The richest 10% controls 25% of disposable income against the share of 2% that is controlled by the poorest 10%. Across the OECD's members, the richest 10% of the population has an income ...
Gaza economy is about to collapse
neurope.eu - 5/22/2015 9:38:03 AM
Gaza economy is about to collapse as unemployment rate is world’s highest ... Nearly 80 percent of Gaza’s population receives some kind of social assistance, and nearly 40 percent of them still fall below the poverty line. “Even more shocking ...
Inside Iran: Khomeini’s broken promises on poverty
Al Arabiya News - 5/17/2015 9:39:49 PM
In today’s Iran, at least 15 million citizens live below the poverty line, reports have suggested, although some analysts expect the real figure to be higher. Reports also estimate that out of Iran’s 77 million population, 10 million are jobless.