Alston said this is due to the country's unrealistic and outdated poverty line
measurement of RM980 for a household of four per month, that was mainly utilised in the 1970s.
A STUDY to re-examine the poverty line
in Bahrain is being urged amid increasing inflation and high cost of living.
MILLIONS of people across Britain have been living deep below the poverty line
since the millennium, according to an independent commission.
residents were below the federal poverty line
68% out of 1.4 million Kyrgyzstanis live below the poverty line
in Osh region, said National Statistics Committee at the press conference in Bishkek on June 11.
The World Bank defines US$1.90 per day as the global poverty line
, under which citizens would not be able to afford essential resources including food and shelter.
There are multifarious estimates about the number of poor households in Pakistan, however, there is prevalent assumption that Pakistan has over one-third of its 208 million population living under the poverty line
. In October 2015, the World Bank updated the international poverty line
to $1.90 a day which means those earning around $2 dollars a day live below the poverty line
, the estimated minimum level of income needed to secure the necessities of life.
News Report The country's poverty rate came down to 21.8 percent while the poverty rate, as per the lower poverty line
or people living in extreme poverty, came down at 11.3 percent in 2018, according to the latest data of the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS).
From the time that countries first established a poverty line
, it was clear that the cut-off point was arbitrary and that those living below the poverty line
did not necessarily include the entire population in distress.
Though the recent decision by the council of ministers to increase the monthly allowance of low-income pensioners is beneficial, there is still a long way to go until there are no pensioners with earnings below the poverty line
, the Union of Cypriot Pensioners (Ekysy) said on Saturday.
That is why in the Philippines, there is a concerted effort of the Government, the business sector and civil society to bring down our poverty incidence of 21% of the population (again a national average, since some regions can have as much as 50% of their population below the poverty line
) to single digit in the next twenty years.
A ranking House leader and the chief of the National Anti-Poverty Commission said more Filipino families were in danger of falling below the poverty line
due to the steep rise in the cost of living as they called on President Duterte to either suspend or scrap the controversial Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act.