Ukraine has increased the level of poverty

В Украине вырос уровень бедности

More likely to suffer from poverty, large families, pensioners and the rural population

Ukrainians are more likely to suffer from the inability to afford unexpected required expenses with its own resources.

The level of poverty in Ukraine by the end of 2017 increased to 27%. It is reported by the chamber on Wednesday, September 12.

In Vedomosti noted that last year, in accordance with the assessment indicators of poverty according to the absolute criterion and indicators of incomes of the population as a whole have been positive developments in the situation with poverty in Ukraine. However, the poverty rates for relative poverty show increasing trends.

As explained by a member of the chamber of accounts Vasyl Nevidomy, the Strategy of overcoming poverty by 2020, expanded the understanding of poverty to non-monetary aspects of social exclusion. And from 2015 in Ukraine is the assessment of the level of poverty non-monetary criteria in four out of nine deprivations according to the EU methodology. By the state statistic Committee, are still being evaluated in 4 of the 18 signs of deprivation.

“The classical approach – monetary, when the poverty line spend the money. If a person has no such current revenue, he is poor. New approaches that Europe has used, not monetary. All is not measured by money, and a certain set of benefits. The EU has defined nine positions benefits. If they do not exist three people dapivirine (deprived of opportunities to satisfy basic needs – ed.). If the four is extreme deprivation. For comparison, the level of material deprivation for the 28 countries of the EU by the end of 2016 is 16%, and the deep material deprivation was 8%. In Ukraine these figures in 2017 accounted for 42% and 27% respectively”, – said Nevidomy.

It is noted that in Ukraine the population most of all suffers from the inability to afford unexpected required expenses with its own resources. The value of this indicator in Ukraine was 1.6 times higher (60% versus 36% in the EU). Other signs of deprivation of a population in Ukraine was in 2017, two to seven times more than in EU countries.

Suffered from the economic strain of large families, pensioners and the rural population.

Analysis of the audit chamber showed that in 2017, 9% of the population suffered from all three forms of poverty – a relative measure of expenditure, income is below the actual subsistence level and signs of deprivation.

Share deprivileging individuals in four of the 18 signs of deprivation in 2017 was the largest in the last 10 years, almost in all groups of households.

The vast majority of Ukrainians could not afford to make unexpected expenses, more than half have not had the opportunity to relax with the family at least one week a year.

Third most common problem of the Ukrainians is the lack of access to quality health services. So, 31,7% of the population had no money to buy prescribed medicines and medical supplies, and 30% – to pay for doctor and hospital treatment without surgery.

We will remind, the world Bank said that the poor in the Ukraine more than five years ago. If in 2014, below the poverty line lived 15% of the population, now 25%.

Earlier it was reported that about 12% of Ukrainian respondents believe that they do not have enough money to buy food.

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