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
Nigeria’s Poverty Level Drops By 2.1 Per Cent In Two Years – World Bank
Leadership - 7/22/2014 8:39:14 PM
The World Bank says poverty rate in Nigeria has dropped ... He said that an estimated 60 per cent of the Nigerian population lived below 140 per cent of the poverty line, which is close to two dollars per day. Explaining the disparities between poverty ...
Quarter of world population 'either near or living in poverty' – UN
RT - 7/24/2014 9:31:08 AM
More than 2.2 billion people worldwide are “either near or living in poverty,” says a recent ... “More than 1.5 billion people live in countries affected by conflict—about a fifth of the world’s population,” says the report.
Shocker! Only Few Nigerians are Poor – Says World Bank
Osun Defender - 7/23/2014 3:41:34 AM
Going by the statistics released to journalists yesterday in Abuja by the World Bank, only 55.9 million Nigerians (about 33.1 per cent of the country’s population put at 169 million) are living below the acceptable poverty level, a significant ...
Key trends in global development, poverty, health: United Nations Development Programme 2014
journalistsresource.org - 7/24/2014 4:26:19 PM
In recent decades, low- and middle-income countries such as Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba and China have succeeded in dramatically improving their citizens’ health. The number of people living below the poverty ... of the world’s population — had greater ...
Nigeria: Only a Third of Nigerians Are Poor, Says World Bank
AllAfrica - 7/23/2014 7:23:28 AM
Going by the statistics released to journalists yesterday in Abuja by the World Bank, only 55.9 million Nigerians (about 33.1 per cent of the country's population put at 169 million) are living below the acceptable poverty level, a significant improvement ...
More Nigerians are Underemployed Than Unemployed – World Bank
Ventures - 7/23/2014 9:53:48 AM
The World Bank report also noted that poverty in Nigeria has significantly reduced but remains prevalent in the rural areas. It revealed that only 33.1 percent of the country’s 169 million population are living below the acceptable poverty level.
Top 10 Countries By Population Below Poverty Line
Jagran Josh - 8/8/2010 11:54:12 PM
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 ...
Why we must take energy poverty seriously
Carmi Times - 7/21/2014 8:11:47 PM
... problems facing both developed and non-developed countries across the world. According to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau, over 45 million Americans are listed as having an income below poverty level. However, while the focus domestically is mostly on ...
More economic freedom, less poverty
The Commentator - 7/24/2014 6:17:52 AM
shows the share of the world’s population living on less than $1 per day (blue line) and the share of East Asia’s population with the same level of deprivation (red line). A big reason the red line has fallen so dramatically is that severe poverty in ...
Crisis: Greece tops eurozone poverty rate, says Elstat
Ansamed - 7/24/2014 12:37:15 PM
(ANSAmed) - ATHENS, JULY 24 - Greece ranks fourth among the 28 EU member-states with the highest percentage of citizens living on or below the poverty line, Ana-Mpa reports ... Among EU-28 countries, the percentage living in relative poverty was highest ...
Nigerians are not as poor as you think we are – even the World Bank says so
YNaija - 7/24/2014 6:46:30 AM
Firstly, why has the rapid economic growth in Nigeria not generated greater poverty reduction? Second, how could an economy of the size and wealth of Nigeria have such high poverty rates? The country ... population lived below 140 per cent of the poverty ...
The problem with how we talk about poverty and kids
Washington Post - 7/24/2014 4:59:07 AM
In 2007, she decided, “on an impulse,” she wrote, to become an English teacher and got a job at a South Los Angeles charter school that was 97 percent Latino and where 96 percent of the students lived below the poverty line. She taught drama ...
All pulling together, we can defeat poverty
The Journal Gazette - 7/24/2014 2:57:26 AM
A poverty area is a census tract in which 20 percent or more of the households have incomes below the poverty level. The relationship between ... since the end of World War II, as the population of people for whom neither the free-market economy nor ...
Situation of poverty in the country
UNICEF - 7/22/2014 2:48:28 PM
Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in Latin America ... Political and Economic Analysis Unit (UDAPE), in 2002 the percentage of the population living below the poverty line was 81.99 per cent in rural areas and 53.94 per cent in urban areas.