Rath said:
mrstickball said:

Alright.

Let's throw a few comparative data sets together to discuss a few areas that would quantify actual poverty. Lets not use incomes, because PPP can vary from nation to nation. Rather, look at what the money buys via frequency of ownership of various goods, as well as frequency of metrics that would indicate lack of access to critical, life-sustaining things like food, water, shelter, ect.

I'll try to dig up some data to present shortly.


Look under tab I-2 of this document

http://hdr.undp.org/en/media/HDR_2009_Tables_rev.xls

It's basically what you're looking for.

No it's not.

I2 is relative poverty.  What Stickball is talking about is Absolute poverty.