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
Third fall below poverty line in UK
Burnley Express - 5/20/2015 10:23:22 AM
Almost a third (33%) of the UK population ... "overall poverty" - the proportion of people falling below the poverty line at some point during the four-year period - in a table topped by Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Lithuania and Spain. The country with ...
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 ...
Defining a poverty line for India
Financial Express - 5/20/2015 11:59:25 PM
The Tendulkar committee stipulated a benchmark daily per capita expenditure of R27 and R33 in rural and urban areas, respectively, and arrived at a cut-off of about 22% of the population below poverty line ... (about 30% of country’s 1.2 billion ...
Poverty, opportunity rates for women in Brockton fall below regional, state and national averages
Enterprise News - 5/24/2015 11:58:51 AM
BROCKTON – A large majority of women in the greater Brockton area and across Massachusetts live well above the poverty line, while those in Brockton itself have a higher chance of falling below it ... the local region and country as a whole still ...
Living below poverty line
Pakistan Observer - 5/20/2015 4:11:09 AM
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - Is it the fate of millions of Pakistanis to live below poverty line? Is it not against the nature ... it is an apt description of state of affairs in our beloved country. Each year our Finance Minister goes to Washington to ...
Idris Jala defends report on poverty reduction
freemalaysiatoday.com - 5/21/2015 10:15:02 AM
He says there have been complimentary reports on Malaysia and he highlights the following: The World Bank recently ... on the percentage of population below poverty-line income, the biggest reduction among Asean countries. The ADB did not mention the ...
Poor Girls and Girl Poverty: Debunking Artificial Constructs
Triple Pundit - 5/20/2015 9:04:38 AM
In Indonesia, while the poverty rate is estimated to be 13.3 percent, the World Bank suggests ... (BNLP = Basic Needs Poverty Line). Click to enlarge. So, in Bangladesh, for example, while 32 percent of the population fall below the official poverty ...
World Bank: Gaza's Economy on 'Verge of Collapse'
Voice of America - 5/22/2015 1:59:55 AM
The current market in Gaza is not able to offer jobs leaving a large population in despair particularly the youth," said Steen Lau Jorgensen, World Bank Country Director ... territory's residents falling below the poverty line, "despite the fact that ...
Gaza unemployment world's highest as 60% of youth find themselves jobless
The Jerusalem Post - 5/22/2015 4:58:53 AM
Blockades and war have strangled the Gaza Strip’s economy and the unemployment rate is now the highest in the world ... 80% of Gaza’s population receives some kind of social assistance, and nearly 40% still fall below the poverty line.
Lack of commonality in Common Core testing
The DePaulia - 5/24/2015 11:18:53 PM
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that in 2014, 17.9 percent of New Mexico’s population was living below the poverty line, the third highest poverty rate in the country. The correlation here is not surprising, but it is alarming that the proponents of ...
Gaza's economy 'on verge of collapse' says World Bank
Reuters - 5/22/2015 7:22:03 AM
Over the same period, the population ... the World Bank highlighted the socioeconomic and mental toll the situation is having. More than 80 percent of Gazans receive some form of aid, but 40 percent remain below the poverty line. Mental health and trauma ...
World Bank contracts religious leaders to end poverty
Spy Ghana - 5/19/2015 7:25:36 AM
The World ... 10 countries — India, China, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Congo, Indonesia, Pakistan, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Kenya. A third of those are in India. So while the number of people living in extreme poverty continues to fall, reaching the next level ...
Filipino spirit is worth serving world for
Global Nation - 5/23/2015 7:23:51 PM
Either he is traveling to promote Filipino pride to world-class ... product, the country’s coconut regions that host it have the largest number of rural poor. Around 60 percent of farmers in these areas live below the poverty line. From coconut comes ...
Hamilton native responds to Nepal
Journal-News - 5/24/2015 11:01:35 AM
Tromans is in the Gorkha District of Nepal, a western region near the center of one of the poorrest countries in the world, according to CRS’s website. Nearly half of Nepal’s population lives below the poverty line. Days in Nepal start early for ...
Citing ‘defining moment’ sparked by Ebola outbreak, UN health agency chief pledges key reforms
UN News Centre - 5/17/2015 11:55:49 PM
The WHO chief noted how the “the world population got bigger ... and the millions of people driven below the poverty line by the costs of health care they could not live without.” “Hunger persisted, but the world as a whole got fat,” she said ...