Population Growth


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).

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