INE puts extreme poverty at 6.5% in Venezuela
Preliminary numbers anticipate household poverty at 21.2%
In the meantime, the INE envisages extreme poverty ending at 6.5% in 2012. Last year, it stood at 7%.
The preliminary results stem from the Population and Housing Census, the official added. After January 2013, full data will be available, including additional specifics on structural poverty.
Eljuri pointed to a total population of 28,946,000 inhabitants. "People's growth rate has been declining since 1990, from 2.3% down to 1.5%, that is, people's growth is slower," he explained.
He added that Venezuelans' life expectancy is 75 years of age, on average.
A group of some 60 Venezuelan economists from across the country and from different generations and backgrounds, has met regularly in the past couple of years and now has brought forth a document explaining the reasons of the current emergency and outlining specific proposals on how to address the serious economic crisis the country has plunged into over the last three years.