Living on less than a dollar a day

Tim Harford assesses how global poverty is measured, as the World Bank releases the latest figures on the number of people living on less than a dollar a day.

What progress has been made, and how useful a benchmark is this global poverty line?

Producer: Ruth Alexander

(Image: A beggar and her child. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

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Sat 3 Mar 2012 23:50 GMT

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