Poverty Gap at National Poverty Line

Poverty Gap at National Poverty Line World Map
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November 30, 2012
World - Economy
poverty, poverty gap, world
by @naushadzaman
This map shows the poverty gap at national poverty line for each countries. Higher number (more redish color) means the countries are with higher poverty gap, i.e. these countries need to address the poverty problems! Data Collected from World Bank. Poverty gap index: is a measure of the intensity of poverty. It is defined as the average poverty gap in the population as a proportion of the poverty line. The poverty gap index is an improvement over the poverty measure headcount ratio which simply counts all the people below a poverty line, in a given population, and considers them equally poor. Poverty gap index estimates the depth of poverty by considering how far, on the average, the poor are from that poverty line.

Poverty Gap at National Poverty Line
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