Brazil lifts 3.5mn out of poverty in 2012- Report | The BRICS Post

Rousseff had in February this year raised the monthly stipend of 2.5 million people living below the poverty line.

GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight:

IPEA report – ” . . .number of poor living on $1 or $2 per day, decreased from 19.1 million to 15.7 million, while the number of Brazilians living in extreme poverty went down from 7.6 million to 6.5 million.

The report also shows income gap narrowed in 2012, and the per capita income for households in the poorest 10 per cent of the population increased by 14 per cent.”

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