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
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 ...
Nigeria: Eradicating Extreme Poverty By 2030 - Implications for Nigeria
AllAfrica - 9/2/2015 12:36:33 PM
Considering the statistics obtained from the website of the World Bank, current world population approximately stands ... So, what must we do, as a country, to abate our frightening poverty level? I will touch three things I believe are of high importance ...
More and more Belarusians fall below poverty line
Хартыя 97 - 9/1/2015 2:53:44 PM
The number of the poor is increasing in the country. For example, 40% of people in the Brest region live on 1-3 million Belarusian rubles a month. The number of those whose income was below the living wage was 464,600 people, of 5% of the population as of ...
Healthcare spend pushing households below poverty line
Financial Express - 8/27/2015 9:19:03 PM
There has been a rise in the number of world-class hospitals ... to meet the needs of diverse population segments. The absence of a comprehensive health insurance is pushing already vulnerable households below the poverty line. The key issue is: when ...
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 ...
Nearly 14 million Americans live in neighborhoods of extreme poverty
World Socialist Web Site - 8/24/2015 7:03:37 AM
A report released earlier this month found that the number of Americans living in neighborhoods of extreme poverty, where more than 40 percent of the population is at or below the federal ... as the wealthiest country in the world, is one expression ...
How current measures underestimate the level of poverty in South Africa
THE CONVERSATION - 9/3/2015 12:39:32 AM
Unlike many other countries ... table also shows each line’s “headcount ratio”, which is the percentage of South Africa’s population classified as poor. All of the rand values are in 2011 prices. Table 1: Different poverty lines and associated ...
Poverty Among Whites Demands Philanthropy's Attention
The Chronicle of Philanthropy - 9/3/2015 6:54:45 PM
They make up almost 10 percent of the country’s white population. Sixty-three percent of rural Americans who live below the poverty line, or more than 6 million ... The sooner the foundation world recognizes this and takes action, the better off we ...
Tackle These Three Issues and Extreme Poverty Will Be History
The Huffington Post - 9/1/2015 9:38:46 AM
Many people believe poverty to be one of the world's ... by the dotted line in Figure 1. That represents extraordinary progress by any historical scale, although it also implies more than 400 million people still struggling to survive below the threshold.
Here's how fertility rates in the 10 biggest countries are expected to change by 2050
Yahoo Finance - 8/31/2015 7:26:56 PM
Warning: getimagesize(http://static6.businessinsider.com/image/55e49aac9dd7cc19008b7144/fertility-rates-for-ten-biggest ... Post.php on line 1595 The United Nations Population Division recently released updates to its projections of the future world ...
Water, Climate, Energy Intertwined with Fight Against Poverty in Central America
Inter Press Service - 8/27/2015 4:39:53 PM
In Central America today, 48 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. And the region is facing the Post ... at all levels with the goal of reducing poverty. “In our countries, our fight against poverty is complex,” Campos said.
The challenge of poverty in Detroit's suburbs
MetroTimes - 9/1/2015 3:40:52 AM
The Brookings Institution has even created a special report, Confronting Suburban Poverty, which points out that the suburbs of U.S. cities are "home to the largest and fastest growing poor population in the country ... living below the poverty line ...
Over 50 percent of population living below poverty line: World Bank
Business Recorder - 6/14/2015 11:22:37 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 ...
GDP: 40pc of Muslim states’ population fall below poverty line
The Express Tribune - 6/14/2013 11:43:41 PM
Laghari said that the contribution of OIC member states to world GDP was only eight per cent while 40 per cent of the population of these countries lived below poverty level. He said only a paltry sum of 0.81 per cent of GDP is spent on research and ...
Haiti, the world’s poorest country, 77 per cent live below poverty line
nycaribnews.com - 9/25/2012 1:35:09 AM
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 ...