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
Ethiopia makes great strides in poverty reduction: World Bank
Indepth Africa - 1/22/2015 5:33:49 AM
The country has also managed to increase life ... previously recorded some of the highest poverty rates in the world, with 56 per cent of the population living below the poverty line. “Poverty in Ethiopia fell from 44 per cent in 2000 to 30 per cent ...
South Korea's elderly grapple with poverty
Channel News Asia - 1/27/2015 9:59:54 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.
World Bank Country Manager in Romania Elisabetta Capannelli on Poverty Alleviation in Romania
The World Bank - 1/22/2015 2:23:32 PM
Significant progress has been achieved in the last several decades in fighting poverty in the world. The share of population ... the country still registers the highest poverty rate in the European Union. Over 21% of Romanians live below the national ...
Humanity's Future: Below Replacement Fertility?
Truth Out - 1/25/2015 9:40:48 AM
In sum, 75 countries, or close to half of the world’s population, are experiencing fertility rates below the replacement level (Figure 1). With regard to future fertility levels, two key questions stand out. First, will countries with below replacement ...
Why we need to address population growth's effects on global warming
Los Angeles Times - 1/26/2015 6:22:10 PM
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 ...
Thousands of Israeli Holocaust Survivors Struggle in Poverty
NBC News - 1/27/2015 7:29:35 AM
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 ...
Odds of escaping poverty in India, U.S. same: World Bank
Pakistan Defence - 1/21/2015 7:00:54 AM
Urbanisation reducing inequality: World Bank report A World Bank report has found that between 2004-05 and 2009-10, 15 per cent of India’s population, or 40 per cent of the poor, moved above the poverty line ... than in other countries, the report ...
Low pay, few jobs cost women in poor countries $9 trillion a year
egyptindependent.com - 1/27/2015 11:18:39 AM
Women in poor countries lose out on $9 trillion ... earn if their wage and employment rates were brought in line with men's, using International Labour Organization, World Bank and U.N. population data. It released its statement as world leaders met ...
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 ...
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.
Greece: First In the World For Economic Gloom [Infographic]
Forbes - 1/26/2015 1:28:41 PM
Optimism reached its highest level for years ... comes first in the world for economic gloom. In spring of 2014, Pew Research found that 53 percent of the Greek population were expecting the economic situation to worsen in their country over the next ...
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 ...
Do Half of All Public School Children Live in Poverty?
Acton Institute Power Blog - 1/26/2015 7:05:07 PM
The U.S population in 2013 was ... which is about 185 percent of the federal poverty level.” Tabarrok adds, Frankly I suspect that this study was intended to confuse the media by conflating “low-income” with “below the poverty line”.
Choosing Voluntary Poverty
Mother Earth News - 1/21/2015 10:07:01 AM
(Note: for comparison, the poverty level ... the world at our fingertips - we were born on third base. And, because we know what our American corporate and consumerist lifestyles do to people on the other side of the tracks - be they in our country or ...
Philippines Government Criticized For 'Whitewashing' Poverty During Pope's Visit
International Business Times - 1/23/2015 5:46:57 AM
Let us not pretend that we are a first-world country,” Terry Ridon ... More than 18 million people are believed to be living below the international poverty line -- based on a minimum daily income of $1.25 -- in the Philippines, many of whom are living ...