Oxford University

A Pakistani child drinks water from a hand-pump in an impoverished neighborhood. According to UNICEF as many as 60 million people may not have access to safe drinking water. Clean water is also one of the factors considered in calculating the Multidimensional Poverty Index. (Photo by RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Poverty Levels Are Declining Throughout The World

A new study indicates that the level of poverty seen throughout the world is decreasing, with Earth’s poorest denizens experiencing less poverty than the lowest economic echelons of the past.

03/19/2013

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