Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

Extreme Poverty Widespread, But China Makes Huge Gains

PRINCETON, N.J. (UPI) — Much of the world is living in extreme poverty, but China has made remarkable strides forward, a Gallup survey found.

Gallup said that 22 percent of the world’s population live in the World Bank Group’s definition of extreme poverty, which is less than $1.25 per day.

Slightly more than a third, 34 percent, live on less than $2 per day, Gallup said Monday. Further, in 86 countries, more than 3 percent of the population lives in extreme poverty.

In 27 African countries Gallup said “most” of the residents, 54 percent, live in extreme poverty.

The highest extreme poverty rates are in Burundi and Liberia, where the rate is nearly 90 percent. The top 10 poorest countries are all in sub-Saharan Africa and each of those countries has extreme poverty rates of more than 66 percent.

By contrast, across Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada and most of Europe, less than 1 percent live in extreme poverty.

Gallup said the results of the survey include a margin of error of as much as 4.7 percentage points.

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Extreme Poverty Widespread, But China Makes Huge Gains”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.