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
Shocking Truth About India’s Poverty Line and Lower Caste Communities
Guardian LV - 4/10/2015 11:35:16 PM
This includes fighter jets from France, submarines, missiles, guns, and tanks from various other countries. This makes India ... As per these figures, the population of India living below poverty line as of today is estimated at 363 million.
Middle schoolers learn about poverty in other countries
Newton Daily News - 4/17/2015 4:46:06 PM
“Many Hands for Haiti” is a missionary and support program that brings clothing and other supplies to families in Haiti, where 60 percent of the population lives below the poverty line ... a child in a foreign country years ago, in terms of sending ...
Helping hands: 21% people in Punjab living below poverty line, says minister
The Express Tribune - 4/17/2015 7:56:24 AM
More than 21 per cent people in the province were living below the poverty line, Zakat and Ushr Minister Malik Nadeem ... UAF Agriculture Faculty Dean Prof Dr Muhammad Arshad said that Third World countries were the most vulnerable to poverty and hunger.
Bosnians hope to break world record for biggest chicken stew
KING 5 - 4/17/2015 10:36:52 PM
which tend to thousands of people in the country where close to a fifth of population lives below the poverty line. Read or Share this story: http://www.king5.com/story/life/2015/04/17/bosnians-hope-to-break-world-record-for-biggest-chicken-stew/25959407/
How mobile banking can bring Sub-Saharan Africa out of poverty
Yahoo Finance - 4/16/2015 6:20:21 PM
Today 62% of the world’s population has a bank account ... These “unbanked” people are overwhelmingly from undeveloped or developing countries and usually live well below the poverty line. They also tend to be women. This information comes from ...
Digital Poverty Slows Economic Growth
Voice of America - 4/15/2015 12:45:06 PM
A new report says many countries are failing to improve economic growth and living standards because of – what’s called – digital poverty. The World Economic ... only available to a minority of the world’s population.” It added that many ...
Chefs Hope To Whip Up World’s Largest Stew
KWTX - 4/17/2015 9:18:07 PM
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (April 17, 2015) Bosnian chefs hope to break a Guinness World Record for the ... which tend to thousands of people in the country where close to a fifth of population lives below the poverty line.
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 ...
Debt financing within budgeted level, says World Bank
Fiji Times - 4/14/2015 10:23:07 AM
Update: 2:10PM THE World Bank says that Fiji's budgeted ... "Incidence of extreme $1.25 poverty is low in Fiji with only about 5.9 per cent of the population living below this poverty line in 2008, the latest year for which poverty data is available ...
Millions of Russians Edge Toward Poverty as Economic Pressure Mounts
The Moscow Times - 4/13/2015 8:58:24 AM
Some experts predict that almost 10 million people — from a population ... the World Bank's Russia economist told reporters during the report's presentation in Moscow. The number of people living below the official poverty line — measured last year ...
Digital Poverty Holding Back Global Growth And Development
Eurasia Review - 4/15/2015 3:05:17 AM
Those in the top 10% have seen twice the level ... of the global population enjoys access to the internet despite the fact that more than half now owns a mobile phone. The 2015 edition of the NRI ranks Singapore as the top country in the world when it ...
There Is No Victorian Style Poverty In The UK, None At All
Forbes - 4/10/2015 9:30:36 AM
I was reminded of this by the teaching union NASUWT’s warning this week that there are children in this country ... Victorian poverty was. Late 19th century Britain had some 25% of the population living at or below the subsistence level.
Path out of poverty likely to be expensive one
Journal-News - 4/15/2015 10:57:43 AM
Officials locally and at the state level ... poverty, is that a success or failure,” he said. “Most people would look at it and say well hell that’s a 90 percent failure rate, that’s horrible. But in reality I’m not aware of any program in the ...
Clean water to go to communities living in water poverty
Spy Ghana - 4/13/2015 2:34:51 PM
In most countries, people use an average of 100 liters of water every day – but in some parts of the world having just 10 liters is ... A third of the villagers live below the poverty line, some in extreme poverty. Acqua for Life will facilitate the ...
Study Shows Enormous Growth of Black Immigrant Population in US Over Last 35 Years
Atlanta Black Star - 4/14/2015 2:55:08 PM
The Pew report shows that Black immigrants are steadily changing the makeup of the Black community, now accounting for 8.7 percent of the country’s Black population ... U.S.-born Black people live below the poverty line, the equivalent number for ...