Poverty in nations

VariableMeasurementEraSPSS codeNSource
Financial poverty% below income poverty line in rich nations (US $ 11)1997PoorInRich_199734HDR 1999 table 4,5
% below income poverty line in poor nations (US $ 1) 1990-2005PoorInPoor_1990.200559UN-HDR 2007 table 3
Multidimensional poverty index Multidimensional Poverty Index that consits of: 1) health, 2) education and 3) standard of living as assessed using household surveys
1a: any child has died in the family
1b: any adult in the family is malnourished
2a: no household member has completed 5 years of schooling
2b: any child is out of school in years 1 to 8
3a: household does not have electricity
3b: drinking water does not meet MDG definition or is at more than 30 minutes walk
3c sanitation does not meet MDG definition or is shared
3d: floor is dirt, sand or dung
3e: cook with wood, charcoal or dung
3f: do not own more than one of: radio, tv, telephone, bike, motorbike

1 and 2 weighted equally as 1/6, 3 as 1/18

Developing nations only
2003-2007MPI_2003.06104Alkire 2010

Related topics: Income inequality, Nutrition, Standard of living
Related themes: Consumption, Economy, Wealth

The dataset States of Nations is about characteristics of countries in periods (macro variables). It is part of the World Database of Happiness. Developed for the identification of societal conditions for happiness, the source can also be used for other purposes.