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Has the total number of people in the world who live in extreme poverty increased or decreased since 1990?

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Per a 2015 World Bank report, the number of people in the world who live in extreme poverty decreased from 1.96 billion in 1990 to 897 million in 2012. This is a 54% decline during a period in which the world's population rose by 33%. Some key correlates of income and poverty around the world are documented at the last link below.

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