Poverty in Argentina rose to 44.2%

During the last year, poverty measured in income, rose from 40.8% to 44.2%, totalling 18 million people. In one year, 2 million new poor people added. Destitution totalled 10.1%. It is the highest figure of the decade, although it was moderated by the assistance provided by the State during the health crisis resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. The most relevant data of the study was the growth of multidimensional structural poverty that in one year went from 21.4% to 27.3%, showing a deepening of the country’s inequalities.

Source: Ámbito