by Max Roser and Esteban Ortiz-Ospina
According to these household surveys, 44% of the world population lived in absolute poverty in 1981. Since then, the share of poor people has declined very fast – in fact faster than ever before in world history. In 32 years the share of people living in extreme poverty was divided by 4, reaching levels below 11% in 2013.
Full article: https://ourworldindata.org/extreme-poverty/