Question: The graph below shows The number of people in percentage, living below the poverty line” from 1995 to 2010. Describe the graph in 150 words. You should highlight and summarize the information given in the graph : –
People Living Below Poverty Line
Answer: The graph shows the percentage of people living below the poverty line in a particular country from the year 1995 till 2010. The graph shows that 35.6% of people lived below the poverty line in 1995. In the next few years, poverty grows higher. The graph shows that nine years later, that is in 2004, the population below the poverty line is 45%. Therefore, over nine years poverty level rose 9.4% higher. However since the year 2004, the trend of poverty decreases. Within the next four years, the percentage of people living below poverty is decreased to 36.3% from its previous 45%, which means that within four years 8.7% people come out of their poverty line. There is a further decreasing trend of poverty level after 2008. The graph shows that in 2010 the percentage of people living below the poverty line is decreased to 31.51% from its previous 36.3%. Therefore, from the graph, it is clear that more people go below the poverty level between the years 1995 and 2004. Again many people come out of the poverty level between the years 2004 and 2010. According to the graph 2004 is the year when the highest number of people (45%) lived below the poverty line while 2010 is the year when the lowest number of people (31.51%) people lived below the poverty line. Thus the graph provides a clear picture of the trends of rising or fall of people living below the poverty line from the year 1995 to 2010.