Turkey’s poverty rates fell last year
Turkey’s poverty rates according to current PPPs decreased last year. DAILY NEWS photoBased on the poverty lines defined as dollar-a-day according to current purchasing power parity (PPPs), poverty rates decreased last year, according to figures revealed by the state-run statistic body TÜİK today.
Based on the $2.15-a-day poverty lines in current PPPs, in 2011 poverty affected 0.14 percent of the population, while it was 0.06 percent in 2012. Based on the $4.3-a-day poverty line in current PPPs, the rate of those living in poverty in 2011 was 2.79 percent while it was 2.27 percent in 2012.
Individuals who lived in rural areas were at greater risk of suffering from poverty than those who lived in urban areas, the study showed.
Based on the $4.3-a-day poverty line in current PPPs, the rate of poverty in rural areas in 2011 was 6.83 percent and 5.88 percent in 2012. Based on the $4.3-a-day poverty line in current PPPs, the percentage of poor in urban areas was 2011 is 0.94 percent, while it was 0.6 percent in 2012.