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
A country with no poverty: is a guaranteed annual income the answer?
Global News - 1/24/2015 8:04:45 PM
According to Oxfam International, the richest one per cent of the population will own more than half the world’s wealth by 2016 ... with enough money to ensure they don’t fall below the poverty line. It might sound radical but it’s been tried ...
Ethiopia makes great strides in poverty reduction: World Bank
Indepth Africa - 1/22/2015 5:33:49 AM
The country has also managed to increase life ... previously recorded some of the highest poverty rates in the world, with 56 per cent of the population living below the poverty line. “Poverty in Ethiopia fell from 44 per cent in 2000 to 30 per cent ...
The State of Global Poverty
PROJECT SYNDICATE - 1/22/2015 11:56:12 PM
The scale of the global change can be seen when purchasing power parity (PPP) – a measure of the total amount of goods and services that a dollar can buy in each country ... live below the poverty line is an indication of the extent of the world ...
Odds of escaping poverty in India, U.S. same: World Bank
The Hindu - 1/20/2015 6:07:49 PM
Urbanisation reducing inequality: World Bank report A World Bank report has found that between 2004-05 and 2009-10, 15 per cent of India’s population, or 40 per cent of the poor, moved above the poverty line ... than in other countries, the report ...
World Bank Country Manager in Romania Elisabetta Capannelli on Poverty Alleviation in Romania
The World Bank - 1/22/2015 2:23:32 PM
Significant progress has been achieved in the last several decades in fighting poverty in the world. The share of population ... the country still registers the highest poverty rate in the European Union. Over 21% of Romanians live below the national ...
Charles Koch: Overcriminalization in America adds to poverty, strains race relations
The News & Observer - 1/23/2015 10:50:35 PM
The United States represents about 5 percent of the world’s population but houses about 25 percent ... least 53 percent of those entering prison were living at or below the U.S. poverty line when their sentences began. Incarceration leads to a 40 percent ...
The Indian Dream? World Bank Says Social Mobility in India Comparable to U.S.
News Week - 1/21/2015 1:48:56 PM
A recently released World Bank ... move out of poverty and into the middle class - is comparable to that of the United States The report says that India between 2004-05 and 2009-10, 15% of the total population also moved above the poverty line.
Philippines Government Criticized For 'Whitewashing' Poverty During Pope's Visit
International Business Times - 1/23/2015 5:46:57 AM
Let us not pretend that we are a first-world country,” Terry Ridon ... More than 18 million people are believed to be living below the international poverty line -- based on a minimum daily income of $1.25 -- in the Philippines, many of whom are living ...
Finns' conception of world poverty is gloomier than reality
helsinkitimes.fi - 1/24/2015 8:26:14 PM
Nearly eight out of ten Finns (76 per cent) believe that poverty has increased in the world since the year 1990. The survey was carried out by the research company Taloustutkimus. In reality, the share of the poor among the world's population has declined ...
The 'Dangerous Delusions' About How to Help the World's Poor
VICE - 1/21/2015 5:45:09 PM
Of course, the world ... below $1.25 a day. Since 1981, though, the number of people living on under $2 a day in sub-Saharan Africa has doubled. Though the rise from 288 million to 562 million living in poverty is pretty damning, Sub-Saharan Africa's ...
Choosing Voluntary Poverty
Mother Earth News - 1/21/2015 10:07:01 AM
(Note: for comparison, the poverty level ... the world at our fingertips - we were born on third base. And, because we know what our American corporate and consumerist lifestyles do to people on the other side of the tracks - be they in our country or ...
Low pay, few jobs cost women in poor countries S$12.1 trillion a year, says charity
Today - 1/24/2015 5:31:27 AM
LONDON — Women in poor countries lose out on US$9 trillion ... if their wage and employment rates were brought in line with men’s, using International Labour Organization, World Bank and UN population data.
Indians Can Move Out Of Poverty As Easily As Americans: World Bank
IndiaTimes - 1/22/2015 9:58:41 AM
The probability of a poor person in India moving out of poverty in 2014 was equivalent to that of someone doing so in the U.S. A World ... the Indian population into three groups - the poor, the vulnerable (people just above the poverty line) and the ...
Transition economies of Europe and Central Asia show high poverty rates and declining life expectancy
United Nations Development Program - 1/21/2015 3:21:59 PM
The analysis in Poverty, Inequality and Vulnerability in the Transition and Developing Economies of Europe and Central Asia uses the World Bank’s POVCALNET ... enrolled in pre-schools. These countries score well below the average for middle income ...
Two roads towards a world without hunger
Peninsula Press - 1/21/2015 11:57:23 PM
In this time of exploding population ... saving the country from what had seemed like certain famine. Thanks to the Green Revolution, Falcon says, “During my lifetime I saw Indonesia go from 75 percent below to poverty line to 15 percent below the ...