How many coutries are affected by poverty and can you list them?
#85941. Asked by crackybull. (Sep 16 07 8:57 PM)
Every country is affected by poverty, whether within its own borders or not. Most do have citizens, immigrants, or illegal aliens who experience poverty.|
"Poverty" is a relative term, so that an American living below the U.S. government's definition of "poverty line" may well have a more stable food supply than an average citizen of another country.
On Zbeck's site you will note China's claim that only 4.6% of its population is poor, yet the CIA World Factbook gives a 2006 estimate of its GDP per capita as $7700. Scroll down to "Economy."
That said, a number of tiny European countries are virtually poverty-free.
"While it is not known how much personal wealth Vatican citizens have, the state is free of poverty."
"Liechtenstein is renowned as one of Europe's most affluent and carefree communities....No data as to any extreme cases of poverty are available."
"No data as to San Marino's economic equality index...are available,...but extreme poverty is not an issue in the country..."
"[In Monaco] extreme poverty is virtually non-existent."
"The Nordic approach has succeeded in that there is virtually no poverty in Denmark."
All of those quotes are from the various pages linked to http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/economies/Europe/index.html
In every case, click on a country, then scroll to the bottom of its page and click on "Poverty and wealth."
OK, Denmark is small, not tiny.
Switzerland is wealthy, but its Balkan refugees are not as economically secure as the average Swiss.
The U.S. is listed on the first link as having 12.6 percent living below poverty level. (2005) |
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