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
Global population could top 12 billion by 2100
The Christian Science Monitor - 9/18/2014 11:40:59 PM
Contrary to some earlier projections, the world's population will soar through ... Raftery said the researchers used data on population, fertility, mortality and migration from every country and then predicted future rates using new statistical models.
World population to keep growing this century, hit 11 billion by 2100
washington.edu - 9/18/2014 5:35:55 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 Caribbean are projected to stay below 1 billion each.
World population unlikely to stop growing this century
Nature - 9/18/2014 5:07:17 PM
Baby boom in Africa set to push global population as high as 12 billion by the year 2100, study finds. Many African countries ... below). The population of Nigeria, currently 160 million people, could rise to 1.5 billion and overtake China as the world ...
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 to hit 11bn in 2100 – with 70% chance of continuous rise
theguardian.com - 9/18/2014 4:10:01 PM
The world’s population ... will affect countries whose populations are very young today. Brazil, for example, currently has 8.6 people of working age for every person over 65, but that will fall to 1.5 by 2100, well below the current level in Japan.
The World's Population Is Unlikely To Stabilize This Century
Io9 - 9/18/2014 5:07:17 PM
Graph: UN 2012 world population projection (solid red line ... to stay below 1 billion each. Graph: UN 2012 population projections by continent. In addition, the ratio of working age people to older people is unlikely to decline in all countries ...
Bhutan has achieved significant reduction in poverty levels, says new World Bank report
The World Bank - 9/17/2014 9:26:10 PM
The Bhutan Poverty Assessment Report 2014 which was released by the National Statistics Bureau in collaboration with the World Bank ... at almost the same level with other countries in the region, with more than half of its population in poverty, Bhutan ...
Half Of India Was Below Poverty Line In 2010: ADB
Silicon India - 9/8/2014 8:15:07 AM
BANGALORE: According to Asian Development bank’s calculations, half of Indian population was Below Poverty Line in 2010. These revelations were based on its revised poverty line index to $1.51 per person per day from $1.25 set by the World Bank.
Half of India was below poverty line in 2010: ADB
Sify - 9/5/2014 8:54:28 AM
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has revised its poverty line to $1.51 per person a day compared to $1.25 by the World Bank ... ADB's calculations implies almost half of India's population (47.7 per cent) was below the line in 2010. Both these estimates ...
World population may hit 11 billion by 2100: study
Gulf News - 9/18/2014 6:18:52 PM
infectious diseases and poverty. "Population, which had sort of fallen off the world's agenda, remains a very important issue," said Raftery. Two methods that have been shown to cause a decline population, below, are wider access to birth control and the ...
World population could surpass THIRTEEN billion by the end of the century
Mongabay - 9/18/2014 8:20:33 PM
"Population growth was a major world ... and poverty alleviation, and achieve any sustainable development." Raferty agreed calling the study "a reason to renew a focus on policies that could accelerate fertility decline in high-fertility countries and ...
Rural poverty on the rise in Zim
Zimbabwe Independent - 9/12/2014 7:48:53 AM
the World Food Programme (WFP) has said. In an overview on Zimbabwe, the WFP said 72% of the country’s population lives below the national poverty line or less than US$1,25 a day, while some 30% of the rural poor are considered to be “food poor” or ...
UN: World Population Could Double by 2100 and We’re Not Equipped to Handle It
Healthline Networks - 9/18/2014 8:42:02 PM
Few people in the developed world consider the sheer number of human beings inhabiting our planet, unless of course they’re stuck in traffic or waiting in line at ... to remain below 1 billion people each. "In a given year and country the fertility ...
Census: 45 Million Americans Still Live In Poverty
The Daily Caller - 9/16/2014 5:23:58 PM
That’s more than the entire population ... the poverty rate was just 12.3 percent. The federal poverty level clocked in at $11,490 annual income per person in 2013, or $23,550 per four-person family — that’s 45 million people still living below ...
The Puzzle of Poverty and Wages in Georgia
Georgia Today - 9/18/2014 5:07:17 PM
At first sight, the national poverty statistics (see dark line on the chart ... comprise only a bit more than a fifth of Georgia’s entire population (one of the lowest proportions in the world). Moreover, their share declined from 25% in 1998 to 21% ...