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, 2019See also: Population below poverty line map
Poverty threatens ever more people in Germany
Deutsche Welle - 8/13/2020 11:59:00 AM
The past 10 years have seen an increasing number of people in Germany at risk of falling below the poverty line. In one large city, nearly a quarter of residents fall into this category.
Over 30 million Filipinos living below poverty line – report
Gulf News - 8/10/2020 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 ...
An estimated third of the Brazilian population live below the poverty line
Uruguay News - 7/16/2020 7:52:00 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 ...
Living below the cyber poverty line: strategic challenges for Africa
ReliefWeb - 7/22/2020 11:32:00 AM
The Cyber Security Poverty Line equates to a scarcity ... from the African Diaspora to home countries and annually push billions of dollars to some of the world’s most impoverished and ...
Overpopulation: Too Many of Us
Daily Times - 8/9/2020 5:27:00 PM
The alarming increment in the population is among the greatest challenges that the world faces today ... people who are illiterate, live below the poverty line and have little or no knowledge ...
Extreme poverty rises; a generation sees a future slip away
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 8/10/2020 10:09:00 AM
As a domestic worker, Amsale Hailemariam knew well the luxury villas that had grown up around her simple shelter of raw metal and plastic sheeting.
Coronavirus is pushing people into poverty – but temporary basic income can stop this
The Conversation - 8/5/2020 3:17:00 PM
Unconditional emergency assistance for the world’s poorest could be funded by temporarily freezing debt repayments.
Coronavirus pushing Cambodia back into poverty
Deutsche Welle - 8/13/2020 11:43:00 AM
Cambodia has taken a heavy hit from the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. With firms staring at canceled orders and people losing jobs, fears grow that it could undo the nation's progress fighting poverty.
Kenya: Lamu, Isiolo and Nyeri Top the List of Richest Counties
AllAfrica.com - 8/10/2020 12:00:00 AM
The irony is that Kenya discovered oil in Turkana, the poorest part of the country ... are above the poverty line. Mandera, whose 77 percent of the population are below the poverty line, came ...