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, 2020See also: Population below poverty line map
Urban and rural poor are different, according to Swiss study
Phys.org - 9/29/2022 2:08:00 PM
According to a study from the World Bank, global poverty is unequally distributed among urban and rural areas: four out of five people with income below the poverty line live in rural regions. Previously,
An estimated third of the Brazilian population live below the poverty line
Uruguay News - 9/6/2022 12:15:00 AM
But anyone who lives on US$ 2.00 is still poor by Brazilian standards” A new system implemented by the World Bank to measure the number of people who live below the poverty line has meant that ...
Nearly 40% of COVID recovery funds in developing nations went to big companies, not the poorest people: report
MarketWatch on MSN.com - 9/29/2022 12:24:00 PM
With COVID help scarcer and inflation flaring, 100 million people could be pushed into extreme poverty this year, the Financial Transparency Coalition says.
Poverty is a persistent crisis
Big News Network.com - 9/16/2022 7:59:00 AM
With the cost of living growing and home ownership becoming increasingly distant governments need to pull Australia out of its downward spiral of poverty
Over 30 million Filipinos living below poverty line – report
Gulf News - 8/22/2022 12:00:00 AM
More than 40 per cent of the Philippines 76.5 million inhabitants are living below the poverty line, a report by ... commission also warned that country's rapid population growth could also ...
In Tierra del Fuego, 39% of the population are below the poverty line
Uruguay News - 8/16/2022 12:00:00 AM
Some 39% of the population ... the whole country. This represents 15,3 percentage points more than two years ago when it stood at 24%, The percentage of households below the poverty line is ...
UN Report : 36% Of Palestinians Live Below Poverty Line
MENAFN - 9/15/2022 6:29:00 AM
New York, Sep. 15 (Petra) -- About 36 percent of the Palestinian population lives below the poverty line, the latest report issued Wednesday by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD ...