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Poverty and health

Have you ever wondered how poverty and health are connected?

Scottish Poverty Information Unit "The most commonly used way to measure poverty is based on incomes. A person is considered poor if his or her income level falls below some minimum level necessary to meet basic needs. This minimum level is usually called the "poverty line".

Rural Poverty Portal

Almost two thirds of the world's population lives in Asia. Some 4 billion people are scattered throughout rural areas or crowded into towns and cities on a land area of almost 45 million km2, roughly 17 per cent of the world's surface. The region has a highly varied range of climatic and agro-ecological zones.

Scandinavia's Economic Mobility Is Not Driven by Growth

In Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, young people enter labor markets with the equal opportunity we dream of in the U.S. By Julia Isaacs.

The Poverty Line

The Poverty Line is a project examining what it means to be poor in different countries.

Human Development Reports

International Human Development Indicators The data presented here was used in the preparation of the 2014 Human Development Report, released on 24 July 2014. The Human Development Report Office releases five indexes each year: The Human Development Index (HDI), the Inequality-Adjusted Human Development Index, the Gender Development Index (GDI), the Gender Inequality Index (GII), and the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI).

World Population Prospects, the 2012 Revision

The total dependency ratio is the ratio of the sum of the population aged 0-14 and that aged 65+ to the population aged 15-64. The child dependency ratio is the ratio of the population aged 0-14 to the population aged 15-64.

3rd World Farmer: A simulation to make you think.

A free online game about rural poverty in developing nations.

World Population Video

Watch human population grow from 1 CE to present and see projected growth in under six minutes. This "dot" video is one of our most popular teaching tools. Recommended for grades six and up. An interactive companion site to the video will launch in July 2015.

HDI: a measure of human capabilities

HDI and how to measure it