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 Country Description
 Definition: National estimates of the percentage of the population lying below the poverty line are based on surveys of sub-groups, with the results weighted by the number of people in each group. Definitions of poverty vary considerably among nations. For example, rich nations generally employ more generous standards of poverty than poor nations.

 Amount

  1. Mexico 40% (2003 est.)  
  2. Turkey 20% (2002)  
  3. Poland 18.4% (2000 est.)  
  4. United Kingdom 17% (2002 est.)  
  5. United States 12% (2004 est.)  
  6. Ireland 10% (1997 est.)  
  7. Hungary 8.6% (1993 est.)  
  8. France 6.5% (2000)  
  9. Belgium 4% (1989 est.)  
  10. Korea, South 4% (2001 est.)  
  11. Austria 3.9% (1999)  
 Weighted Average 16.44  

Although...still not exactly clear what the cut-off is, as this mentions "different standards"...

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia

by whataboutbob on Wed Oct 12th, 2005 at 10:53:54 AM EST
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