Think about it Continuum
• What is your view on the likely success of UN
No poverty by 2030
Think about this and state your opinion and
justification on a sticky.
Extreme Poverty: When a person’s income is too
low for basic human needs to be met, potentially
resulting in hunger and homelessness.
Relative poverty: When a person’s income is too
low to maintain the average standard of living in a
particular society. Asset growth for very rich people
can lead to more people being in relative poverty.
New global middle class (NGMC):
Globally, the middle class is defined as people with
discretionary income. They can spend this on consumer
goods and, at the upper end, private healthcare, holidays
or even cars. Precise definitions vary:
• one classification is people with an annual income of
between US$3,650 and US$36,500;
• an alternative classification is people earning more
than US$10,000 annually.
was this goal?
Halve, between 1990 and
2015, the proportion of
people whose income is
less than $1.25 a day
• The target of reducing
extreme poverty rates by half
was met five years ahead of
the 2015 deadline.
• More than 1 billion people
have been lifted out of
extreme poverty since 1990.
• In 1990, nearly half of the
population in the developing
regions lived on less than
$1.25 a day. This rate dropped
to 14 per cent in 2015.
• At the global level more than
800 million people are still
living in extreme poverty