Absolute Poverty Level

Absolute Poverty Level

The income level below which a minimum nutritionally adequate diet plus essential non-food requirements is not affordable.
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Two thirds of Niger's population of 14 million people live below the absolute poverty level on less than a dollar a day, and most of the poorest are women.
Eventually, Social Security payments were raised above the absolute poverty level.
Between 1989 and 2006 absolute poverty levels in urban areas decreased from 72.
Ten African countries, including Ethiopia, Egypt, and post-conflict Angola, have halved their absolute poverty levels, Benin ranked in the top 10 in education improvements, and Angola and Niger significantly reduced child deaths.