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Kilifi is one of the poorest counties with an absolute poverty level of 71.7 per cent, according to the 2013-2017 Kilifi County Integrated Development Plan.
The results from the econometric analysis clearly indicate the importance of income distribution in determining absolute poverty level. The poverty elasticity with respect to Gini observing increasing trend (positive changes) and Gini witnessing declining trend (negative changes) is estimated as 2.30 and 2.04, while the estimated poverty elasticity with respect to income is 0.42.
Asia's poverty reduction trend was most remarkable at the absolute poverty level, measured as a poverty line of $1.25-$2.50 a day at 2005 international prices.
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. In the future, TV news may instead show young working Americans and their offspring eating pet food, according to Stanford (Calif.) University economists.
Between 1989 and 2006 absolute poverty levels in urban areas decreased from 72.7 per cent to 31.8 per cent opposed to 80.6 per cent to 79.5 per cent in rural areas.
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.
This section begins with a discussion of why relative and not absolute poverty levels are utilized for this analysis.