Golikova said on the reduction of the share of the poor since the beginning of the year

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in fotoreceptor the accounts chamber of the Russian Federation Tatyana Golikova. Archival photoGolikova said on the reduction of the share of the poor since the beginning of the year© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything the image Bank

The share of the poor declined by 1.1 million in the first half of 2018, compared to the same period in 2017, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Deputy Prime Minister for social Affairs Tatyana Golikova.

«If last year the number of people in poverty was 14.4% of the population — 21.1 million for the first half, while now the figure for the first half of 2018 decreased by 1.1 million people,» — said Golikova.

She noted that the long holidays and the low level of employment in the first quarter of the year traditionally provides a significant contribution to the indicators of poverty.

Golikova added that the government, forming the forecast of socio-economic development, comes from the fact that for the next six years will be two times lower poverty — as was established by the President in the may decree.

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