Turkey's poverty up to 18.08 pc in 2009

According to "Poverty Study" in 2009 of Turkish statistics authority, TurkStat, Turkey's poverty rate had been 17.11 percent in 2008.

Turkey's poverty up to 18.08 pc in 2009

The rate of poverty in Turkey rose up to 18.08 percent in 2009.

According to "Poverty Study" in 2009 of Turkish statistics authority, TurkStat, Turkey's poverty rate had been 17.11 percent in 2008.

The survey said 0.48 percent of the population or approximately 339,000 people lived below the food poverty line in 2009, while 18.08 percent of the population or nearly 12.75 million individuals lived below the complete poverty line that covered both food and non-food expenditures.

TurkStat said there were no individuals whose daily expenditure per capita was below 1 USD, however, the ratio of those living below the poverty line, which was set as 2.15 USD for daily expenditure per capita based on purchasing power parity, was around 0.22 percent.

In 2009, the monthly food poverty line was estimated as 287 Turkish Liras (TL), whereas the monthly complete poverty line was 825 TL for a 4-person household, TurkStat said.

The ratio of individuals living in rural areas below the complete poverty line increased to 38.69 percent in 2009, while the ratio of individuals living in urban areas below the complete poverty line decreased to 8.86 percent in 2009, the authority added.

The survey also pointed out to the fact that the more education level increased, the lower poverty rate became.

In 2009, poverty rate was 29.84 percent among the illiterate or literate without a diploma, 15.34 percent among elementary school graduates, 5.34 percent among high school and vocational school graduates, and 0.71 percent among graduates of two-year faculties, faculties and or universities, the poverty study said.


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