poverty rates

New measure raises American poor to 49 million


November 8th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 8 (IANS) By American standards, more than 49 million or 16 percent of the people in the world's richest nation were living in poverty in 2010 under an ... Read more...

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Over 46 million Americans live in poverty


November 4th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 4 (IANS) They may not be starving, but by American standards some 46.2 million people live in poverty today, more than at any other time in American history, ... Read more...

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Spain’s poverty rates up


October 21st, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Oct 21 (IANS/EFE) Nearly a quarter of Spain's 45 million people are poor, and the figures have been steadily rising since 2009. The National Statistics Institute or INE said Thursday ... Read more...

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How we survived the ‘population bomb’


April 2nd, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 2 (ANI): A University of Michigan economist has explained how the world survived the population bomb.World population will reach 7 billion this year, prompting new concerns about whether the world ... Read more...

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Global downturn fuelled poverty, hunger: UN report


June 23rd, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The global economic downturn in 2009 has increased poverty and hunger, according to a UN report released here Wednesday. The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) report ... Read more...

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Countries with high defence spending better to withstand financial impact: Report


June 18th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Birmingham, Jun 18 (ANI): Countries with high defence spending are in a better to withstand the effects of financial slow down than others, according to a new study led by University of ... Read more...

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India, China growth helping developing nations: World Bank


April 24th, 2010 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 24 (IANS) But for the rapid progress made by India and China, the pace of poverty reduction in developing countries would have been still slower after the global ... Read more...

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Global warming both bane and boon for world’s poor


February 22nd, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): A new study by researchers at Stanford University, US, has determined that global warming may have an adverse impact on food prices and hunger in poor populations of ... Read more...

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Rural America more prosperous than expected


December 3rd, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 3 (ANI): A recent study by researchers at the University of Illinois (U of I) found that much of rural America is more prosperous than expected, particularly in the Midwest ... Read more...

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‘Tribals record lowest Human Development Index’


August 27th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by IBNS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IBNS) Vice President M Hamid Ansari Thursday said compared to other sections of our society, the tribal population has the lowest Human Development Index.Delivering inaugural address at ... Read more...

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Urban poor most vulnerable as climate changes: World Bank


August 22nd, 2009 - 2:36 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 21 (DPA) Climate change directly impacts food prices and wages in some developing countries, driving the urban poor deeper into poverty, a new study supported by the World Bank ... Read more...

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Climate change could deepen poverty in developing countries


August 20th, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 20 (ANI): A new study has determined that climate change could deepen poverty in developing countries.In the study, a team led by Purdue University researchers examined the potential economic influence ... Read more...

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UNDP Calls on G-20 leaders to curb full-fledged human development crisis


April 1st, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Apr.1 (ANI): The current global economic crisis, which began with the severe strains on the financial and banking system in parts of the developed world, now risks triggering a human ... Read more...

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Feeling low? Switch off celebrity news


October 22nd, 2008 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 22 (IANS) Media coverage of the rich makes the middle classes feel the wealth gap is widening, says the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).According to the Paris-based body ... Read more...

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Number of poor in India has gone up: World Bank


August 27th, 2008 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The shrinking power of the dollar has made more Indians poor, a World Bank report released Tuesday said.According to the survey, the actual number of poor in ... Read more...

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