In Russia for the first time in five years reduced the number of poor

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krauledat in photobacteria contributionIn Russia for the first time in five years reduced the number of poor© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krajevima the image Bank

Rosstat reported a decline in poverty, the newspaper «Izvestia».

According to the service, in 2017, the poverty line was 19,3 million — on 200 thousand less than in 2016. percentage of total population the share of Russians whose incomes do not reach the subsistence minimum for the year was reduced from 13.3% to 13.2%. This figure dropped for the first time since 2012.

The subsistence minimum in the first quarter of 2018 increased from 9828 to 10 088 roubles.

The trend of poverty reduction is confirmed by the data of the Ministry of labor. In particular, the office point to the development of the practice of provision of state aid on the basis of the social contract.

«This technology is aimed at stimulating low-income citizens to action to overcome difficult life situation and the way out of poverty», — the newspaper quotes excerpts from the report of the Ministry in the government.

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