One-third of the population live below the national poverty line, lacking the resources to lead healthy lives. Only about 10% of the Lao population live in Vientiane, where most of the wealth is concentrated. In the 1990s, 90% of those who lived outside of Vientiane lived below the poverty level of $1 per day. There is a very wide gap between the income of the rich and poor in Laos. The top fifth of the population control 44% of the nation's wealth, while the bottom fifth control only
Globally, 16 million adolescents give birth each year and covering 11% of births worldwide. Ninety five percent of these births take place in low and middle income Countries (WHO, 2008b). The average adolescent birth rate in middle income countries is more than two times high than that in high-income countries, and the rate in low-income countries is five times high (WHO, 2014). A report revealed that the teen pregnancies have declined dramatically in the United States since their peak in the early 1990s. In 2010, the teen pregnancy rate reached its lowest level in nearly 40 years, with especially large declines from 2008 to 2010 (Kost & Henshaw, 2014).
Chevron Corporation Like all the oil and gas companies, Chevron Corporation has also been directly affected by the collapse of crude oil prices that has continued for more than last one year. Crude oil prices have declined more than 50 % from where it was a year ago. Chevron reported revenue of $ 37 billion in the most recent quarter which was 34 % lower than last year’s $ 56 billion. The company’s net income was $ 571 million in the second quarter of 2015 i.e. 90 % down compared with the income of $ 5.7 billion in second quarter of last year.
Goal 1: Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger Target 1: The target of reducing extreme poverty rates by half was met five years ahead of the 2015 deadline. The global poverty rate at $1.25 a day fell in 2010 to less than half the 1990 rate. 700 million fewer people lived in conditions of extreme poverty in 2010 than in 1990. However, at the global level 1.2 billion people are still living in extreme poverty. Target 2: The hunger reduction target should be almost met by 2015.
Poverty ratio was 36 per cent in 1993- 94 which means 32.0 crore people were below poverty line. Though poverty ratio declined by 8.5 per cent between 1993-94 and 2004-05 but the absolute number of poor was estimated at 30.2 crores persons.3 (Chand,
On the average,every family was likely to have one or two children.The birth rate of 30 per 1000 of the population in 1965 fell to a low of 17 per 1000 in 1965.If the birth rate had continue to fall at that rate the population will only reach it peak of 3 million. The warning alert come in 1989 and since then,the policy has changed. Between 1965 and this year,Singapore population grew from 1.9 million to 5.5 million.However,as Singapore’s economic is
You can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.” – Nelson Mandela 1.1 Current state of Poverty in India Indian population comprises approximately one sixth of the world’s population. Among this, 22% of the population lives below poverty line in India (Planning Commission, 2011-12). The national poverty line has been fixed at Rs. 816 per capita per month for rural areas and Rs.
The likelihood that an older woman will live in poverty increases substantially with age; 10.6 percent of women age 65 to 74 were poor in 2008, compared to 15.1 percent for women age 85 and older. Poverty rates for older men are lower than those for women at all ages. In 2008, 8.0 percent of men age 85 and above lived in poverty, compared to 15.1 percent of
INTRODUCTION Poverty a problem which related to Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 1 is a long time issue which has hunt the world. Poverty reduction has been central to the World’s Bank missions for the past decades where just between 1990 and 2011 alone, according to the World Bank Group (2015) the number of people living in extreme poverty has halved to around one billion people which also accounts to 14.5 percent of the world’s population. Referring to the latter, an international poverty line of $1.25 a day has been set in order to monitor which corresponds to an average of the national poverty lines of the 15 poorest developing countries. Despite the great achievement made to rduce poverty in the past decades, recently effort aims to