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August 29, 2022

Mexico | Inflation and informality, the challenges of working poverty

According to Coneval, working poverty at national level stood at 38.3% in the second quarter of 2022, maintaining a downward trend. Two factors in the short term are considered the main challenges to continue on the path of reducing poverty levels: inflation and informal employment.

June 17, 2022

Mexico | Poverty in periods of economic crisis

Due to slowing growth and high inflation rates around the world, the World Bank raised concerns about global stagflation. Considering this scenario plus a possible fifth wave of COVID-19, some implications for the population in poverty are analyzed in a press release.

May 27, 2022

Mexico | Despite the inflation context, labor poverty fell 3.2pp in 2022Q1

The behavior of labor poverty of the Mexican population is presented for the first quarter of 2022. The decrease in labor poverty is mainly due to two factors: the increase in real labor income per capita of 6.7% and the increase of 3.1 million in the working population.

February 25, 2022

Mexico | Pandemic and lack of investment damage the labor market and increase poverty

The economic crisis caused by the pandemic and the economic policy response (or rather, its absence) caused significant damage to the Mexican labor market.

October 12, 2021

Colombia | Challenges for the Colombian economy in the face of the pandemic and beyond

The challenges of the Colombian economy are presented in aspects such as pandemic, reactivation and recovery, employment, education and a condition of life with less poverty and more support in old age.

September 1, 2021

Mexico | Remittances achieve a record, and decreased people in poverty by 836,000

Remittances reach a record, 4,540 million USD during July (+28.6%). If remittance income is omitted, the volume of the population in Mexico living in poverty in 2020 would have increased by 836,000 people, and those living in extreme poverty would increase by 351,000 people.

August 10, 2021

Mexico | 3.8 million more poor and 2.1 million more in extreme poverty between 2018-2020

Between 2018 and 2020, the population living in poverty increased by 7.3%, from 51.9 to 55.7 million inhabitants, and the population living in extreme poverty grew 24.1%, from 8.7 to 10.8 million. The increase in the population with a lack of access to health services stands out, which went from 16.2% to 28.2%.

March 4, 2021

Mexico | There are 51 million Mexicans with an income below the value of the food basket

Coneval estimates that there are more than 51 million Mexicans living in working poverty in the 4Q20, 40.7% of the total population. Due to the pandemic, there was a contraction of 10.3 million jobs during the 2Q20, which is equivalent to almost 19% of total jobs nationally: 6.2 million men and 4.1 million women.