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Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality. The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality (CPI), one of three National Poverty Centers, is a nonpartisan research center dedicated to monitoring trends in poverty and inequality, explaining what's driving those trends, and developing science-based policy on poverty and inequality.

Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality

CPI supports research by new and established scholars, trains the next generation of scholars and policy analysts, and disseminates the very best research on poverty and inequality. The current economic climate makes CPI activities and research especially important. The following are a few critical poverty and inequality facts: Poverty: The U.S. poverty rate, according to the Supplemental Poverty Measure released on September 16, 2015, was 15.3 percent in 2014. In comparison, the official poverty rate was 14.9 percent. CPI monitors a wide gamut of other poverty and inequality indicators. Check out the wealth inequality website from CPI affiliate Lisa Keister! Click here to view our calendar of events. 302013081e1t024. Statistics / OECD Factbook / 2010 / Overview Across OECD countries, the average poverty rate was about 11% in the mid-2000s.

Statistics / OECD Factbook / 2010 /

There is considerable diversity across countries: poverty rates are 17% or more in the Mexico, Turkey and the United States, but below 6% in the Czech Republic, Denmark and Sweden. On average, in OECD countries, the mean income of poor people is 29% lower than median income (poverty gap), with larger gaps in Mexico, Switzerland and the United States and lower ones in Belgium, Luxembourg, Finland and the Netherlands. Children living in poverty - UNICEF. Millions of children around the world miss out on their childhood as a result of poverty.

Children living in poverty - UNICEF

Poverty deprives them of the capabilities needed to survive, develop and thrive. It prevents them from enjoying equal opportunities. It makes children more vulnerable to exploitation, abuse, violence, discrimination and stigmatization. Read more… The statistical evidence on children living in poverty confronts us with a stark reality: millions of children are poor; they lack access to safe drinking water, essential vaccines, education and nutrition; they are at risk of being exploited and abused.

This reality calls into question the commitment of governments, the private sector and the international community to act upon the Millennium Development Goals and "A World Fit for Children" agenda. {*style:<br>*} When governments, civil society and the international community work toward a common goal great feats can be achieved. Income and poverty - United Nations Statistics Division. Fattigdom - Tema fra Kristeligt Dagblad. Fattigdom i Danmark. Af journalist Laura Marie Sørensen, iBureauet/Dagbladet Information. 2012.

Fattigdom i Danmark

Er man kun fattig, når man er på sultegrænsen og mangler tag over hovedet, eller kan man også kalde sig fattig, når man ikke har råd til at købe medicin eller sende sin søn på fodboldlejr som andre forældre? Spørgsmålet har vakt megen debat i Danmark, hvor man ikke har en officiel formel for, hvornår man er fattig. Flere organisationer vurderer, at der er dansk fattigdom, og peger på, at hver 20. indbygger i Danmark er fattig. Størstedelen af dem bor i landets storbyer og udkantsområder og er i højere grad indvandrere end etniske danskere. De er ofte havnet i fattigdom efter en stor omvæltning i deres liv som en fyring eller en skilsmisse, og de lever et liv præget af skam, isolation og utryghed. Se også filmene Hvorfor fattigdom på Filmstriben - se film i undervisningen. Poverty. Poverty Overview - The World Bank. The World Bank Group’s mission is carved in stone at our Washington headquarters: “Our Dream is a World Free of Poverty.”

Poverty Overview - The World Bank

This mission underpins all of our analytical, operational, and convening work in more than 145 client countries, and is bolstered by our goals of ending extreme poverty within a generation and promoting shared prosperity in a sustainable manner across the globe. There has been marked progress on reducing poverty over the past decades. The world attained the first Millennium Development Goal target—to cut the 1990 poverty rate in half by 2015—five years ahead of schedule, in 2010. Despite this progress, the number of people living in extreme poverty globally remains unacceptably high. According to the most recent estimates, in 2012, 12.7 percent of the world’s population lived at or below $1.90 a day.

Moreover, while poverty rates have declined in all regions, progress has been uneven: The work is far from over, and a number of challenges remain.