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
“Live Below the Line” Begins April 27
irishamerica.com - 4/24/2015 8:34:02 PM
UPDATE: Concern has published the first in a multi-part series documenting Gabe Kennedy’s experience in Haiti, where he experienced first-hand the effects and hardship of living below the line of extreme poverty ... countries, by noting that the World ...
How has poverty changed in recent years?
Full Fact - 4/23/2015 5:07:37 PM
Similarly, pensioners and young people might differ in their spending on fuel for commuting and heating, and prices for goods and services other than housing also vary across the country ... of the population below the poverty line gives a more accurate ...
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 ...
How countries cope with migrants arriving by boat
Lincoln Journal Star - 4/21/2015 10:21:58 AM
Report: Even with full-time jobs, families stuck in poverty Even with full-time employment, 84 percent of the Center for People in Need’s working clients live below the poverty line, according to the ce…
The 10 healthiest countries in the world
Market Watch - 4/23/2015 5:54:45 AM
Like many other healthy countries, the relatively high level of health-care ... Iceland, by population, is the smallest of the 10 healthiest countries. Iceland is the sixth healthiest country world-wide partly because it had the highest life expectancy ...
United Community of Riverside: Living Below the Line
highlandernews.org - 4/21/2015 6:21:35 PM
This is because I will be taking the Live Below the Line Challenge ... However, because we live in a first-world country with a huge economy, a social safety net and HBO GO, the lives of those in poverty are often rendered invisible.
APC will end poverty, not manage it – Tinubu
P.M. News Nigeria - 4/23/2015 11:27:01 PM
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress has assured Nigerians that the party will not manage the poverty level in the country, categorically ... Read Tinubu’s full speech below: I am delighted to address this assembly ...
Comedian Colin Mochrie to take Live Below the Line challenge, calls on Rick Mercer to join him
Post City - 4/24/2015 11:08:31 AM
On Monday, April 27 Toronto comedian Colin Mochrie and thousands of other people from across the country and around the world will take the Live Below the Line challenge, an innovative campaign to raise awareness of extreme poverty. Long story short ...
India's Poverty is Social Violence
NDTV - 4/21/2015 2:32:31 PM
What is noteworthy, firstly, is that the poverty of which he promised erasure is closer to near starvation-level ultra-poverty ... rivers and forests in this teeming, ancient country, there is also poverty. There has been poverty in the past, it exists ...
We need better methods of measuring poverty if we want to make progress
theguardian.com - 4/23/2015 6:52:01 AM
So it tells us more about how difficult life is than existing monetary measures, which count whether a person is above or below a set line (say ... within a household or across the population. Related: 'Ending world poverty is an unrealistic goal' There ...
Wrestling with Poverty and Income Inequality
nippon.com - 4/21/2015 5:14:10 AM
In December 2014, the number of needy persons receiving public assistance, known in Japan as livelihood protection (seikatsu hogo), topped 2.17 million, a new post–World War II ... households fell below the relative poverty line (discussed below ...
Sudan: Half of Sudan's Population Living Below the Poverty Line - World Bank
AllAfrica - 4/29/2014 11:59:04 PM
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 Khartoum has increased by ...
Haiti, the world’s poorest country, 77 per cent live below poverty line
nycaribnews.com - 9/25/2012 12:33:43 PM
Haiti, a country ... live below the poverty, a slight decline from 15.1 per cent last year. Today, more than 46 million people out of a population of 308 million live in poverty in America. In addition to Haiti, those states on the list of the world ...
Weary of poverty, Senegalese migrants head for Europe
Today - 4/24/2015 12:12:57 PM
I cannot just stay here with my arms crossed," he said, on the beach at Thiaroye-sur-Mer, a ramshackle village outside Senegal's capital Dakar, where brightly painted fishing boats line the ... to escape poverty. Income per head in the country of 14 ...
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 ...