Tuesday, December 24, 2013

More Than One in Five Worldwide Living in Extreme Poverty

Gallup's self-reported household income data across 131 countries indicate that more than one in five residents (22%) live on $1.25 per day or less -- the World Bank's definition of "extreme poverty." About one in three (34%) live on no more than $2 per day. The World Bank Group recently set a new goal of reducing the worldwide rate of extreme poverty to no more than 3% by 2030, but Gallup's data suggest meeting that goal will require substantial growth and job creation in many countries. In 86 countries, more than 3% of the population lives on $1.25 per day or less.

KJ

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2013/12/more-than-one-in-five-worldwide-living-in-extreme-poverty.html

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