semi-unorganized population and poverty figures

The percent of people living on less than a dollar a day
is part of the international poverty measure used by the World Bank.


Extreme poverty declined only slowly in developing countries during the 1990s:
the share of the population living on less than $1 a day
fell from 28 percent in 1987 to 23 percent in 1998

In 1999, the world's population reached 6 billion.
According to recent projections, it will reach 7 billion in 2014 -
but adding the next billion people is expected
to take longer than for the previous billion.
More than half of the next billion will come from
South Asia (310 million) and Sub-Saharan Africa (240 million);
East Asia and the Pacific will add about 220 million.

More than half the world's population (2.7 billion) live in urban areas,
a number projected to reach 5.1 billion by 2030; about 98 percent
of the increase will occur in developing countries

more than 100 million school-age children remain out of
school today, and in twenty developing countries, still
more than 1,000 women die for each 100,000 live births.


A quarter of the world’s population, 1.3 billion people, live in severe poverty...

More than a third of children are malnourished.

The cost of eradicating poverty is 1% of global income.

The proportion of human kind living in poverty has fallen
faster in the past 50 years than in the previous 500 years


Land use:
arable land: 10%
permanent crops: 1%
permanent pastures: 26%
forests and woodland: 32%
other: 31% (1993 est.)

6,157,400,560 (July 2001 est.)
Age structure:
0-14 years: 29.6%
15-64 years: 63.4%
65 years and over: 7%

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.78 male(s)/female

total population: 1.05 male(s)/female (2001 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 63.79 years
male: 62.15 years
female: 65.51 years (2001 est.)

Total fertility rate: 2.73 children born/woman (2001 est.)

Growth in global output (gross world product, GWP)
rose to 4.8% in 2000 from 3.5% in 1999

(the US accounted for 23% of GWP, China 10% of GWP)

GDP: GWP purchasing power parity - $43.6 trillion (2000 est.)

GDP - composition by sector:
agriculture: 4%
industry: 32%
services: 64%

united states

The poverty rate in 2000 dropped to 11.3 percent,
down half a percentage point from 1999. This rate was
not statistically different from the record low
of 11.1 percent set in 1973.

Blacks (22.1 percent) and female-householder families (24.7 percent)
had their lowest measured poverty rates in 2000.

People 65 years old and over (10.2 percent),
Asians and Pacific Islanders (10.8 percent),
Hispanics/1 (21.2 percent),
White non-Hispanics (7.5 percent),
married-couple families (4.7 percent), and
people living in the South (12.5 percent)
had poverty rates in 2000 that were not statistically
different from their measured lows.

While Blacks remained disproportionately poor, the difference in
poverty rates between Blacks and White non-Hispanics narrowed
since the most recent poverty rate peak. In 1993, the Black
poverty rate was 23.2 percentage points higher than that for
White non-Hispanics; by 2000 this difference had fallen to
14.6 percentage points.

Poverty rates fell for Blacks (from 23.6 percent to 22.1 percent)
and Hispanics (from 22.8 percent to 21.2 percent) between 1999 and 2000./2

1/Hispanics may be of any race. About 14.2 percent of Whites,
3.0 percent of Blacks, 1.9 percent of Asians and Pacific Islanders,
and 11.0 percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives were of
Hispanic origin.

2/In both 1999 and 2000, the poverty rates for Blacks and Hispanics
were not statistically different from each other.


listing of countires by income level

united states

GDP: purchasing power parity - $9.963 trillion (2000 est.)

GDP - composition by sector:
agriculture: 2%
industry: 18%
services: 80% (1999)

Population below poverty line: 12.7% (1999 est.)

Electricity - production by source:
fossil fuel: 69.64%
hydro: 8.31%
nuclear: 19.8%
other: 2.25% (1999)