Thoughts on Argentina's Conjunctures :: Recuperating Work, Recovering Life (2005-2007)

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Argentina's poverty rate is down from last year, but still at historically high levels

La pobreza bajó pero se mantiene en niveles muy altos.

  • Poverty now affects 38.5% of Argentines (15 million people), down from 40.2 percent in the second semester of 2004 and and its peak of 57.5% in 2002

  • 13.6% of Argentineans are indigent (5 million people), down from 27.5% in 2002

  • These numbers, while positive, aren't good enough given that Argentina's economy is said to be improving at a faster rate than the poverty line is decreasing, claims the Buenos Aires daily, El Clarín