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
60 percent population living below poverty line: World Bank report
Business Recorder - 5/19/2013 12:22:52 AM
Sixty percent of Pakistan's population is living below poverty line, a World Bank report entitled World Development ... A comparison of regional countries showed that the poverty rate in Sri Lanka and Nepal was significantly less than Pakistan ...
Israel has highest poverty rate in the developed world, OECD report shows
Haaretz - 5/15/2013 6:21:21 PM
Israel's poor population has grown more than in any other OECD nation, making it the country with the highest rate of poverty ... will increase the number of families living below the poverty line. An additional 30-40,000 children will be under the ...
Residents in Toledo’s suburbs slump further below poverty line
Toledo Blade - 5/20/2013 3:56:25 AM
Nearly one of every three Bowling Green residents lived below the poverty line during that 2008-2010 time frame, up from 25.3 percent of Bowling Green’s population in 2000. Dan Rogers, Cherry Street Mission Ministries president and chief ...
Millions of Americans live in extreme poverty. Here’s how they get by.
Washington Post - 5/13/2013 4:50:40 PM
The decline of extreme poverty — defined by the World Bank as living on less than $1.25 a day, which is derived from the average poverty line in the world’s poorest countries ... increase in people living under, say, $6 a day,” Shaefer ...
These three charts show how the world could end extreme poverty by 2030
Washington Post - 5/9/2013 10:03:13 PM
In an e-mail he notes that a large group of people — the statistical mode – are currently hovering near the $1.25-a-day poverty line ... the world meeting Kim’s goal. In terms of what this all means for people, the graph below ...
Spanish restaurant lets cash-strapped customers eat for free in exchange for work
New York Daily News - 5/20/2013 2:47:50 PM
The former cleaner, who lost her job two ... if they want to eat for free, including serving up the meals, cleaning or washing up. Manager Xavier Casas told EuroNews.com that the restaurant was part of a social club. He revealed half of the ...
Alleviating Poverty: Mobile Communications, Microfinance and Small Business Development Around the World
Brookings - 5/15/2013 11:57:47 PM
Poverty is one of the most pressing problems around the world. According to statistics from the World Bank, nearly one-quarter of the global population lives at or below the poverty line of $1.25 per day.[i] With so many people struggling for ...
UN chief calls for momentum to achieve anti-poverty goals
unmultimedia.org - 5/21/2013 1:46:23 AM
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called for momentum to achieve the Millennium Development Goals agreed by world leaders in 2000 to improve people's lives around the world. Mr. Ban spoke in the Mozambican capital, Maputo at an event ...
U.S. suburban poverty growing, but trend mixed in Miami-Dade, Broward
The Miami Herald - 5/20/2013 4:13:43 PM
The study looked at two measures: the increase in population below the federal poverty line, and the poverty rate, which is the percentage of overall population that is poor. Unincorporated Miami-Dade, home to some 1.2 million people ...
“Stability and Growth for Poverty Reduction”
International Monetary Fund - 5/15/2013 2:03:39 PM
As you know, the Millennium Development Goal to “halve the proportion of the world population” living in extreme poverty by 2015 was met five years early. Moreover, in the three-speed global recovery now underway, the developing countries are leading ...
The new geography of poverty
Salon - 5/20/2013 4:56:40 PM
A new report released on Monday by the Metropolitan Policy Program of the Brookings Institution found that poverty is down in urban areas like New York City but is on the rise in surrounding suburbs and has been for the last decade. According to ...
World Bank Group : Poverty Rate Came Down to 27.4 Percent in 2012
4-traders - 5/21/2013 6:32:43 AM
It merged the HIES and the Living Standards Measurement Survey (LSMS) in July, 2007 under the title of Household Socio-Economic Survey (HSES), and has been conducting this HSES survey since then. The HSES selects a total of 11,232 households in Mongolia on ...
Women live on £1 a day to highlight poverty problem
Reading Evening Post - 5/21/2013 7:29:59 AM
Miss Bennett, 24, and Mrs Cresswell, 76, both from Wokingham, took on the challenge between April 29 to May 3 ... on a day to day basis. She added: “It’s definitely helped me budget a lot better, and I watch what I spend my money on these days.
Poor in suburbs outnumber those in cities, study claims
CBS News - 5/20/2013 6:29:44 PM
A man walks down the street collecting cans on October 20, 2011, in Reading, Pennsylvania. Reading, a city that once boasted numerous industries and the nation's largest railroad company, has recently been named America's poorest city with ...
Nigeria: Poverty Threshold in Nigeria - Myth or Reality?
AllAfrica - 5/16/2013 9:59:05 AM
Enough statistics have shown that already ... but the figure of roughly $370 was common to all, so the World Bank team proposed it as a global poverty line. If one divides that $370 by 365 days, it comes to just over $1; so the catchy "$1-a-day" concept ...