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
Poverty reduction losing steam in Indonesia: World Bank
Channel News Asia - 9/23/2014 11:13:35 PM
The World Bank reported on Tuesday (Sep 23) that the country has ... for Accelerating Poverty Eradication." But 28.5 million people in Indonesia, or nearly 12 per cent of the population, still live under the international poverty line - surviving on ...
World’s population unlikely to level off anytime soon — may hit 12 billion by 2100
Washington Post - 9/22/2014 3:29:29 PM
Raftery said the researchers used data on population, fertility, mortality and migration from every country and then ... Latin America will stay below 1 billion each through 2100. Related: U.N. analysts deploy tools to project world’s population
A third of Argentina's population 'vulnerable' to falling back into poverty, says World Bank
MercoPress - 9/22/2014 4:59:33 AM
Approximately 33% of Argentina's population (or those living with between 4 and 10 dollars per day) are vulnerable to falling into poverty if faced with adverse economic conditions, the World Bank said in its 2015-2018 Country Partnership Strategy (CPS ...
Argentina's Population 'Vulnerable' To Poverty, Says World Bank
Bernama - 9/22/2014 5:42:30 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (BERNAMA-NNN-MERCOPRESS) -- Approximately 33% of Argentina's population are vulnerable to falling into poverty if faced with adverse economic conditions, the World Bank said in its 2015-2018 Country ... the poverty line by economic ...
New Models Predict Up To 12.3 Billion People On Earth By 2100
The Business Insider - 9/23/2014 8:54:35 AM
They also saw an 80 percent probability that Africa's population will rise to between 3.5 billion and 5.1 billion by 2100 from about 1 billion today. Gerland et. al., ScienceUN 2012 world population projection (solid red line), with 80% prediction interval ...
Do poor countries really get richer?
The Economist online - 9/19/2014 7:14:57 PM
But, says a new paper by two World Bank economists, the idea of poverty traps may be overblown. They focus on national economies and present some striking statistics. In the graph below, a country that manages to get to the left side of the line has seen ...
World population to keep growing this century, hit 11 billion by 2100
washington.edu - 9/19/2014 10:18:04 AM
“The consensus over the past 20 years or so was that world population, which is currently around 7 billion, would go up to 9 billion and level off or probably decline ... the Caribbean are projected to stay below 1 billion each.
Poverty Reduction in Indonesia Slows, Inequality Increases: World Bank reports
The World Bank - 9/23/2014 6:02:47 AM
Some 68 million Indonesians remain vulnerable of falling into poverty, earning incomes only marginally higher than families living below the official poverty line. Economic shocks ... reaching these goals," said World Bank Country Director for Indonesia ...
World Population Could Hit 12.3 Billion By 2100, Surge Threatens American Lifestyle
The Inquisitr - 9/20/2014 5:44:52 AM
The rest of the world, on the other hand, will see population growth level off, even in Asia and Latin America ... two numbers is because of different consumption levels in different countries. If every person in the world consumed as much as an average ...
New Census Data Show Few Metro Areas Made Progress Against Poverty in 2013
Brookings - 9/19/2014 6:24:50 PM
An analysis of the 2013 American Community Survey data on residents living below the federal poverty line (e.g., $23,834 for a family of four in 2013) reveals that: The poor population in ... challenges facing the country during and before the Great ...
World’s Population to Reach 11 Billion by 2100
cubiclane.com - 9/18/2014 8:06:14 PM
“The consensus over the past 20 years or so was that world population, which is currently around 7 billion, would go up to 9 billion and level off or probably decline ... the spread of infectious diseases and poverty, he explained.
World Population could reach 11 billion by 2100: United Nations
The Westside Story - 9/19/2014 3:18:43 PM
and Latin America and the Caribbean are expected to remain below 1 billion people each. “The consensus over the past 20 years or so was that world population, which is currently around 7 billion, would go up to 9 billion and level off or probably decline ...
Peter Barbey: Flaws in census poverty data lead to misleading results
Reading Eagle - 9/21/2014 12:00:05 AM
including an assessment of how many people live below the federal poverty line in cities with a population of 65,000 or more. Keeping with tradition, newspapers and other media around the country will use this report to rank the cities with the greatest ...
New Census Survey Sheds Light On Income & Poverty In The US
MadameNoire - 9/19/2014 3:54:31 PM
About 1.7 million New Yorkers live below the poverty line. According to The New York Times ... There are so many in the Black population mired in poverty that getting out is incredibly difficult. And a third of all the poor are children.
Argentina’s Poverty Risks Quadrupling, World Bank Says
Bloomberg - 9/19/2014 4:23:09 PM
Argentina risks quadrupling its poverty level ... population as of 2012, are vulnerable to falling into poverty in the case of an adverse shock, according to the World Bank’s 2015-2018 report on the South American nation. The poverty rate for the country ...