world poverty statistics

World Poverty Statistics

World Poverty Statistics Data
Total Percentage of World Population that lives on less than $2.50 a day 50%
Total number of people that live on less than $2.50 a day 3 Billion
Total Percentage of People that live on less than $10 a day 80%
Total percent of World Populations that live where income differentials are widening 80%
Total Percentage of World Income the richest 20% account for 75%
Total Number of children that die each day due to Poverty 22,000
Total Number of People in Developing Countries with Inadequate Access to Water 1.1 billion
Total Number of School Days lost to Water Related Illness 443 million school days
Child World Poverty Statistics
Number of children in the world 2.2 billion
Number of Children that live in Poverty 1 billion
Total Number of Children that live without adequate shelter 640 million (1 in 3)
Total Number of Children without access to safe water 400 million (1 in 5)
Total Number of Children with no access to Health Services 270 million (1 in 7)
Total Number of Children who die annually from lack of access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation 1.4 million
Poverty to Wealthy Ratio Statistics
Year Ratio of People at Poverty to Wealthy Level
2015 89 to 1
2013 88 to 1
1992 72 to 1
1973 44 to 1
1950 35 to 1
1913 11 to 1
1820 3 to 1

Poverty is general scarcity, dearth, or the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money. The concept of poverty includes social, economic, and political elements. Absolute poverty or destitution refers to the deprivation of basic human needs, which commonly includes food, water, sanitation, clothing, shelter and health care.

Statistic Verification
Source: Global Issues, The Human Development Report
Research Date: October 24th, 2015

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