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
Children Are Below Poverty Line Even In World’s Affluent Countries – UNICEF
International Business Times - 10/30/2014 10:26:43 AM
Even the children living in the world's most affluent of countries are sunk below in the poverty line since 2008, a report from UNICEF found. A total of 2.6 million children living in rich countries are now below the poverty line - that brings the total ...
76.5-M children plunged into poverty in rich countries since 2008 - UNICEF
interaksyon.com - 10/29/2014 8:26:12 AM
GENEVA -- The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday said in a report that 2.6 million more children have sunk below the poverty line in the world's most affluent countries ... equivalent to the population of Switzerland.
2.6 million more children plunged into poverty in rich countries during Great Recession
UNICEF - 10/28/2014 8:08:54 PM
ROME/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 28 October 2014 – A new UNICEF report shows that 2.6 million children have sunk below the poverty line in the world ... in many countries. In the European Union 7.5 million young people (almost equivalent to the population of ...
Child poverty in the U.S. is among the worst in the developed world
Washington Post - 10/29/2014 1:26:51 PM
In the richest nation in the world ... an attempt to assess current poverty relative to how things stood before the downturn. With 32.2 percent of children living below this line, the U.S. ranks 36th out of the 41 wealthy countries included in the UNICEF ...
Child poverty on the rise, even in rich EU countries
EurActiv.com - 10/29/2014 7:50:25 AM
A new report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) shows that 2.6 million children have sunk below the poverty line in the world ... in many countries. In the European Union 7.5 million young people (almost equivalent to the population of ...
Poverty Rates In Gambia Drops To 36%
Ventures - 10/29/2014 8:11:53 AM
This is a notable improvement in economic development for a nation given its antecedents of having about 60 percent of its population below the poverty line ... The country also contributes troops in peacekeeping efforts around the world.
Poverty begins to bite in Germany
Fin24 - 10/28/2014 3:58:22 PM
The Hague - Almost a sixth of the German population is living below the poverty line, according to the country’s Federal ... Germany is one of the richest countries in the world, which makes these figures remarkable. However, the German economy has ...
'A Generation Cast Aside': Child Poverty On Rise in World's Richest Countries
eNews Park Forest - 10/28/2014 5:14:07 AM
Children remain "the most enduring victims" of the recession in the world's wealthiest nations, where 2.6 million children have fallen below the poverty line since 2008 ... crisis on child well-being in rich countries, was released Tuesday in Rome.
2.6 million children fell below poverty line last year: UN
presstv.com - 10/28/2014 1:42:22 PM
A new UN report says at least 2.6 million children have fallen below the poverty level in the world’s richest nations ... showed that the rise in child poverty occurred in the world’s richest countries as a direct result of the economic crisis.
Crisis pulls 2.6 million children below poverty line: UNICEF
Channel News Asia - 10/28/2014 12:37:56 PM
GENEVA: At least 2.6 million children have fallen below the poverty line in the world's richest nations since the economic ... showed that the number of minors living in poverty in 41 countries had swollen to 76.5 million since the deepest crisis since ...
Recession Plunged Millions of Children in Rich Countries Into Poverty
Voice of America - 10/28/2014 6:32:52 AM
The report shows that 2.6 million children have sunk below the poverty line between 2008 and 2012, bringing the total number of children living in poverty in the developed world to around 76.5 million. The countries with the worst report cards are Greece ...
World billionaires double since crash
Daily Mail - 10/30/2014 1:29:51 AM
Research earlier this year found that these 85 people had access to wealth equal to that of half the world's population ... it is estimated that the continent's poverty rate won't fall below 3% until 2075. Mr Goldring said: 'Extreme inequality is far ...
Unicef: Dramatic Increase in Child Poverty
Greek Reporter Greece - 10/29/2014 5:08:46 PM
The report shows that 2,6 million children have sunk below the poverty line in the world’s most affluent countries since 2008 ... warning for the possibility of a slowdown in population growth as younger people avoid creating their own families due ...
Israel has the 4th highest child poverty rate among developed nations, UNICEF
Ya Libnan - 10/29/2014 7:24:46 PM
The UNICEF report, titled “Children of the Recession: The impact of the economic crisis on child well-being in rich countries” found that 2.6 million children sunk below the poverty line in the world’s most prosperous countries since 2008 ...