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
39pc of world population to be African by 2100: UN report
Daily Nation - 7/29/2015 11:55:08 PM
This is because Africa has the world’s highest fertility rate at 4.7 children per woman. Of the world’s biggest countries, Nigeria has the fastest-growing population and ... low fertility rates, far below the replacement level of 2.1 children per ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
India set to become world's most populous country
SBS - 7/31/2015 9:40:56 AM
The United Nations has predicted that India will overtake China as the world's most populous country ... relatively large population in the working age range, there is a prospect for rapid economic growth that can help lift population poverty and into ...
Global population set to hit 9.7 billion by 2050
Ghana Web - 7/30/2015 9:56:26 AM
Ten years ago, the world population was growing ... “The concentration of population growth in the poorest countries presents its own set of challenges, making it more difficult to eradicate poverty and inequality, to combat hunger and malnutrition ...
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 ...
India’s Population To Top China’s By 2022
Value Walk - 7/30/2015 2:03:59 AM
Of note, India will become the world's most populous country ... Keep in mind that fertility in all European countries have fallen below the 2.1 children per woman average level needed for complete replacement of the population over the long run.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Over 50 percent of population living below poverty line: World Bank
Business Recorder - 6/14/2015 11:15:27 PM
Over 50 percent of Pakistan's population is living below the poverty line ... The PPP 2005 $1.25 a day poverty line is the average poverty line of the 15 poorest countries in the world, estimated from household surveys conducted by national statistical ...
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 ...
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 ...