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The Reefs at Risk Threat Index identified about one-tenth of Caribbean coral reefs at very high levels of threat, one-third at high threat, one-fifth at medium threat, and one-third at low threat.
p>Worldwide, the number of people living on less than $1 per day-the international standard for extreme poverty-has dropped from 1.25 billion in 1990 to 986 million in 2004 (the latest year for which
Some 2.6 billion people live on less than $2 per day, with three quarters of them in rural areas.
Strong property rights have been found to be associated with increased economic growth.
Since 1990, poverty analysts have been using the $1 per day standard as the international poverty line for extreme poverty.
Although the world’s population is steadily urbanizing, the great majority of the world’s poor still live in rural areas.
The reality of global poverty is that it is rural and it is persistent: three-quarters of the 2.6 billion people living on less than $2 per day—almost 2 billion—live in rural areas; that number is virtually unchanged in 20 years.
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