Posts Tagged ‘poverty’

The town sign stands in the snow at the entrance to Davos, Switzerland, host to the 48th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum taking place this week. Donald Trump will be among the attendees.

The annual report is intended for the rich and powerful who gather in Davos to talk about world poverty. And it causes the Twittersphere to flare up.

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Across Twitter, people in the development community were outraged that so few women were named on the list.

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There are 767 million people in the world who live in extreme poverty — $1.90 a day or less for daily needs. But you can have more than that and still be considered poor. So the World Bank has now set two poverty lines for middle-income countries.

If you live on $1.90 a day or less, the World Bank says you are extremely poor. Two new poverty lines offer a way to measure poverty in middle income countries.

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Nearly 11 percent of the world’s population lives on less than two dollars a day, according to the World Bank.

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The number of people covered by health insurance also ticked up. The Bureau says the income growth is driven by more people finding jobs, rather than increases in salaries.

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The U.S. Census Bureau released a trio of reports Tuesday on income, poverty and health insurance coverage. All three measures showed improvement. Real median household income increased by 3.2 percent in 2016 over the previous year, and now stands at just over $59,000. The official poverty rate fell for the second year in a row to 12.7 percent.

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Likezo Nasilele and her husband, Chipopa Lyoni, with one of their four children in the courtyard of their home in rural Zambia. They were one of hundreds of families who received regular cash payouts as part of a government experiment.

A major study in Zambia showed the benefits of just giving poor people money with no strings attached. So why isn’t the government entirely convinced?

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