It’s international quiz time on the Marketplace Morning Report. Stephan Richter, editor-in-chief of the online international affairs magazine, The Globalist, brings us the question below.
How many of the world’s 3.1 billion workers live on just $1.25 per day — the global poverty line as defined by the World Bank?
a. 50 percent
b. 25 percent
c. 10 percent
d. 3 percent
Scroll down to see the answer and click on the audio player above to hear more about the working poor around the world.
Answer: C, just over 10 percent or 384 million workers live on $1.25 a day.
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