Poverty grows in MexicoStaff Writer | October 22, 2018
Between 2008 and 2016, 3.9 million Mexicans fell into poverty, according to the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy (Coneval).
LatAm Coneval stressed that in the case of extreme poverty, there was a reduction
However, Coneval stressed that in the case of extreme poverty, there was a reduction, since 2.9 million people were extracted from that condition.
The report added that the lack of access to social security and food are still high and households' incomes have had an erratic trajectory.
The institution proposed to establish a universal social protection scheme and to promote greater equality in the basic access by the population.
In 2016, there were 53.4 million people in poverty (43.6 percent of the population), Coneval pointed out.
Based on the 2018 Evaluation Report of the Social Development Policy, it recommended that public policies of social development must be oriented towards effective access to social rights as a mechanism to fill the gaps between different population groups. ■