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
India census exposes extent of poverty
CNN - 8/3/2015 4:15:15 AM
Of this rural population ... Most developing countries set poverty lines far below those of advanced country levels. Living on double the Indian Planning Commission poverty line of $2.40 per day would still mean not meeting nutritional and other needs ...
Is The United States Still The Best Country In The World? Think Again
Value Walk - 7/31/2015 12:32:44 PM
U.S. Ranks 35th best out of 157 countries Chad, Liberia, and Haiti are tied for last place with 80% of the population living below the poverty line. Data is based on CIA World Factbook and is accurate as of January 2012 (http://www.indexmundi.com/g/r.aspx?
More than half of South Africa’s population lives below poverty line
sabc.co.za - 8/1/2015 4:42:05 PM
A report released by Oxfam has revealed that half of South Africa's population live below the national poverty ... people are living under the poverty line. And the gap between rich and poor is among the worst in the world. Programme manager at Oxfam ...
Shocking levels of poverty in South Africa revealed
businesstech.co.za - 8/3/2015 9:37:23 AM
Oxfam noted that South Africa has one of the highest official unemployment rates in the world (25%) and is one of the most unequal countries ... Over half of South Africans live below the national poverty line and more than 10% live in extreme poverty ...
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 ...
Can the world end extreme poverty?
Brookings - 7/27/2015 9:52:50 AM
In 2015, about 840 million people, or 13 percent of the world ... the population in each country. As an example of how goal setting changes behavior in an institution, she said team leaders of transport or energy projects are now consulting Bank poverty ...
One in four Michigan children live in poverty
World Socialist Web Site - 8/3/2015 5:41:09 AM
Nearly one in four Michigan children lived in families with incomes below the official poverty line in ... of the population, while low wages and drastic cuts in social programs have devastated working class communities across the country.
Global population set to hit 9.7 billion people by 2050 despite fall in fertility
theguardian.com - 7/29/2015 4:31:20 PM
Predicted increase of 2.4 billion will complicate efforts to stamp out poverty ... population of the world will be between 8.4 and 8.6 billion in 2030, between 9.4 and 10 billion in 2050 and between 10 and 12.5 billion in 2100.” By 2050, six countries ...
Global population set to hit 9.7 billion by 2050
Ghana Web - 7/30/2015 9:56:26 AM
Ten years ago, the world population was growing ... “The concentration of population growth in the poorest countries presents its own set of challenges, making it more difficult to eradicate poverty and inequality, to combat hunger and malnutrition ...
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 ...
Decline in below poverty line population: Centre
Firstpost - 2/19/2014 4:45:30 PM
New Delhi: The Centre today said there is a noticeable decline in below poverty line population in the country between 2004 and 2012. As per poverty estimates released by the Planning Commission, the percentage of population below poverty line in urban ...
Over 50 percent of population living below poverty line: World Bank
Business Recorder - 6/14/2015 11:15:27 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 ...
MSNBC Maps 'the Geography of Poverty'
Ebony - 7/20/2015 11:58:39 PM
MSNBC’s Trymaine Lee and photographer Matt Black are collaborating to highlight the sobering truth about what it means to be poor in one of the world ... poverty in this country? TL: When you see 27 percent of African Americans living below the poverty ...
Rwanda: Why Poverty Eradication Is Country's New Liberation War
AllAfrica - 7/20/2015 10:01:08 AM
Rwanda is the true definition of transformative economic growth and the World Bank which has witnessed ... For instance, half of the country's rural population lives below the poverty line compared to 22 percent of the urban population, the report says.
Decline in below poverty line population: Govt
Zee News - 2/19/2014 9:10:21 PM
New Delhi: Government on Wednesday said there is a noticeable decline in below poverty line population in the country between 2004 and 2012. As per poverty estimates released by the Planning Commission, the percentage of population below poverty line in ...