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Poverty Line in India

India is home to over one-third of poor people in the world. If we add the poor of Pakistan and Bangladesh into it, we find that almost half of world poverty exists just these three nations. The next big concentration of poverty is in the sub-Saharan Africa. However, estimation of poverty has been a contentious […]

World Bank Benchmark Poverty Line in Dollars

The Copenhagen Declaration at the “World Summit on Social Development” describes poverty as “a condition characterized by severe deprivation of basic human needs such as food, shelter, safe drinking water, sanitation, health, education, and information”. Traditionally, World Bank has used $1.25 per person a day benchmark for “extreme poverty. This benchmark is based on the […]