China - Poverty headcount ratio

Poverty headcount ratio at $1.90 a day (2011 PPP) (% of population)

The value for Poverty headcount ratio at $1.90 a day (2011 PPP) (% of population) in China was 1.90 as of 2013. As the graph below shows, over the past 23 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 66.60 in 1990 and a minimum value of 1.90 in 2013.

Definition: Poverty headcount ratio at $1.90 a day is the percentage of the population living on less than $1.90 a day at 2011 international prices. As a result of revisions in PPP exchange rates, poverty rates for individual countries cannot be compared with poverty rates reported in earlier editions.

Source: World Bank, Development Research Group. Data are based on primary household survey data obtained from government statistical agencies and World Bank country departments. Data for high-income economies are from the Luxembourg Income Study database. For mor

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Year Value
1990 66.60
1993 57.00
1996 42.00
1999 40.50
2002 32.00
2005 18.80
2008 14.70
2010 11.20
2011 7.90
2012 6.50
2013 1.90

Poverty headcount ratio at $3.20 a day (2011 PPP) (% of population)

The value for Poverty headcount ratio at $3.20 a day (2011 PPP) (% of population) in China was 12.10 as of 2013. As the graph below shows, over the past 23 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 90.10 in 1990 and a minimum value of 12.10 in 2013.

Definition: Poverty headcount ratio at $3.20 a day is the percentage of the population living on less than $3.20 a day at 2011 international prices. As a result of revisions in PPP exchange rates, poverty rates for individual countries cannot be compared with poverty rates reported in earlier editions.

Source: World Bank, Development Research Group. Data are based on primary household survey data obtained from government statistical agencies and World Bank country departments. Data for high-income economies are from the Luxembourg Income Study database. For mor

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Year Value
1990 90.10
1993 83.50
1996 73.10
1999 68.50
2002 57.90
2005 43.50
2008 34.40
2010 28.50
2011 23.50
2012 20.10
2013 12.10

Rural poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines (% of rural population)

Definition: Rural poverty headcount ratio is the percentage of the rural population living below the national poverty lines.

Source: World Bank, Global Poverty Working Group. Data are compiled from official government sources or are computed by World Bank staff using national (i.e. country–specific) poverty lines.

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Year Value
2013 8.50
2014 7.20

Poverty headcount ratio at $5.50 a day (2011 PPP) (% of population)

The value for Poverty headcount ratio at $5.50 a day (2011 PPP) (% of population) in China was 36.30 as of 2013. As the graph below shows, over the past 23 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 98.30 in 1990 and a minimum value of 36.30 in 2013.

Definition: Poverty headcount ratio at $5.50 a day is the percentage of the population living on less than $5.50 a day at 2011 international prices. As a result of revisions in PPP exchange rates, poverty rates for individual countries cannot be compared with poverty rates reported in earlier editions.

Source: World Bank, Development Research Group. Data are based on primary household survey data obtained from government statistical agencies and World Bank country departments. Data for high-income economies are from the Luxembourg Income Study database. For mor

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Year Value
1990 98.30
1993 96.30
1996 92.40
1999 89.00
2002 80.70
2005 70.70
2008 60.50
2010 53.40
2011 49.10
2012 44.30
2013 36.30

Classification

Topic: Poverty Indicators

Sub-Topic: Poverty rates