Population Growth

Abstract:

Poverty remains high and poverty reduction slow. Progress in poverty reduction in the country is disappointing, with the number of poor people increasing from 4.6 million in 1985 to 5. 1 million in 2000. In addition, the reduction in poverty incidence has been slow, with only a 4 percentage point decline in rural areas between 1985 and 2000. A wide disparity of poverty incidence remains across geographic areas; for instance, in 2000 it was almost 66 percent in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), 55 percent in Bicol region, and only 9 percent in the National Capital Region (NCR).

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Source InstitutionWorld Bank
Source URLhttp://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTPHILIPPINES/Resources/DB17-Population-June23.pdf
Page Count5
Place of PublicationPasig City
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