More than 100 Million young Adults are still living in Extreme Poverty

Reducing poverty and improving equity
Posted Oct 25, 2019 | Brookings Institution, Kristofer Hamel, Constanza Di Nucci

104 million of the world’s 1.2 billion people aged between15-24 years live on less than $1.90 a day. Though their absolute number is expected to fall by about 20 million by 2030, their share of global extreme poor poverty will be unchanged. Kristofer Hamel and Constanza Di Nucci argue in this report for the Brookings Institution that the “structural” nature of youth poverty is driven in part by the sparse opportunities available to harness their productivity, connectivity, and agency. Building on age-specific growth rates and national demographic trends, they calculate country-level poverty numbers by age to provide new insights into the landscape of poverty facing youth around the world.


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