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Source: Except where noted, absolute poverty data come from World Bank. Data were extracted directly from rather than from UNICEF’s State of the World’s Children Report, as done in previous editions of the World Family Map, because more recent data were available. Relative poverty data come from the Luxembourg Income Study except where noted.

1: Data refer to the most recent year available. Percentage of the population living on less than US $1.25/day at 2005 prices, adjusted for purchasing power parity. The new poverty threshold reflects revisions to purchasing power parity exchange rates based on the results of the 2005 International Comparison Programme. The revisions reveal that the cost of living is higher across the developing world than previously estimated. Data are based on primary household survey data obtained from government statistical agencies and World Bank country departments. For more information and methodology, please see PovcalNet (
2: Source for relative poverty: UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre (2012), “”Measuring Child Poverty: New league tables of child poverty in the world’s rich countries,”” Innocenti Report Card 10, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, Florence. Sources: EU-SILC 2009, HILDA 2009, SLID 2009, SHP 2009, PSID 2007. Results for New Zealand are from Perry (2011). Results for Japan are from Cabinet Office, Gender Equality Bureau (2011).
3: Source for absolute poverty: DANE (National Statistics Department)