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
How Many Children Live In Poverty In Your State
24/7 Wall St - 1/16/2021 3:00:00 PM
the United States is one of the wealthiest countries on Earth. Despite the vast economic resources, however, a staggering 39.5 million Americans live below the poverty line — and about 12 ...
World Bank approves cash assistance to crisis-struck Lebanon
Associated Press - 1/13/2021 10:46:00 AM
The World Bank approved a $246 million loan to Lebanon to provide emergency cash assistance to nearly 800,000 Lebanese reeling under the country’s compounded economic and
An estimated third of the Brazilian population live below the poverty line
Uruguay News - 12/22/2020 2:37:00 PM
But anyone who lives on US$ 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 ...
Rise in Food Prices Due to Escalating Conflict Tips More People into Poverty in the Central African Republic
World Bank - 1/17/2021 7:50:00 AM
This is the third shock experienced by the Central African Republic over the last six months following the COVID-19 economic downturn and the October floods that hit the country where more than 70 percent of the population lives below the poverty line.
All 50 States Ranked By Livability
24/7 Wall St - 1/15/2021 9:05:00 PM
Despite a relatively low pre-COVID-19 recession unemployment rate of 2.8% in 2019, Americans living in South Carolina are more likely than most to struggle financially. An estimated 7.2% of ...
How statelessness condemned the Shona to poverty
Business Daily Africa - 1/12/2021 9:02:00 PM
This can be traced to between the 1950s and 1960s when their ancestors first came into the country from ... of the Shona population lives below the national poverty line of $59.95 (Sh6,566.9 ...
Cities Hit Hardest by Extreme Poverty in Every State
MSN - 11/30/2020 3:35:00 PM
In most of the United States, an individual with an annual income of $12,760 or less is classified as living below the poverty line. Though the share of the population living on such low incomes ...