Poverty April 12, 2022 | 9:40 am

Dominican poverty: from 23.36% to 23.85% in 2021

Santo Domingo.- Poverty in the Dominican Republic went from 23.36% to 23.85% in 2021, for an increase of 0.49 percentage points compared to 2020, according to data released this Monday by the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development.
Meanwhile, extreme poverty registered a reduction of 0.45 percentage points, after going from 3.51% in 2020 to 3.06% in 2021, according to the data that is part of the Official Monetary Poverty Statistics Bulletin.
Monetary poverty is directly related to real household income, which decreased 3.83% as a result of the combined effect of the increase in nominal income and inflation, which reached 8.5% in 2021, the information said.

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April 12, 2022 9:46 am

Hahahaaaaahhaaa. Wait, I thought that the idea was to deny the Haitians citizenship and not count them as part of the Dominican fiber. Why is there a Haitian woman on your story about DOMINICAN poverty? So now the Haitians are included as Dominicans for the poverty count but not for the citizen count? What kind of funny bone hypocrisy is this?

Paul Tierney
April 12, 2022 10:09 am
Reply to  SillyPutty

Why do you think the woman in the photo is Haitian? Acquaint the readers with your reasons.

April 12, 2022 3:19 pm
Reply to  Paul Tierney

No skin lightening cream, No fake jewelry, no tubi but a hair cap sold in Haiti, no make-up, no fake eyelashes, no eyebrow work, no eye contact with the photographer. Humble, about her business, simple….Haitian in the picture.

November 20, 2022 9:22 am
Reply to  SillyPutty

Your comment is extremely ignorant and you sound hurt. Your assumption that the woman is Haitian and not Dominican further solidifies the separation of Dominicaness and Blackness that was instilled by the Trujillo regime and has persisted long after. Dominican women are Black women. And I assure you there are hundreds of Haitian women with skin-lightening cream, fake jewelry, tubis, make-up, fake eyelashes, and eyebrow work done. Please get some help and heal.

April 12, 2022 10:08 am

The photo in this article speaks volume as to the attitude of Dominicans. Instead of tackling the issue of poverty, they seek to play it out as part of the problem of the blacks in their society, ie, the Haitians – they are the ones who are living in poverty in the country. The result: society pays a blind eye to the thousands of Dominicans, born and bred, who are tied down by poverty. If the person you hate is poor, then . . . you don’t have to do anything about it. SMH

Paul Tierney
April 12, 2022 10:09 am

Suspect the poverty rate is more than published.

April 12, 2022 3:02 pm

This is incredible. Do you have any idea how many Dominicans and Dominican families I know who would be malnourished if not for someone outside of their country sending them money? They go to the malls and dress decently and they have nice cell phones. Their homes are full of people but luckily they have a home passed down through the generations. From the casual observer, they would never pass as poor but middle class. Behind the scenes, someone outside the country, usually a mother sending money to her mother for the welfare of her two or three kids. Without this 40 – 50,000 pesos sent each month, this household would be starving. What it adds up to is poor worker in other countries maintaining a middle class lifestyle for their families back home. EXACTLY WHAT THE HAITIANS ARE DOING IN THE DR. DONT HATE THE PLAYERS, BECAUSE YOU ARE PLAYERS TOO, HATE THE GAME!

April 12, 2022 7:44 pm

It could have been worse due to the pandemic. Hope 2022 is better.

Peter Harris
September 13, 2022 4:22 pm

Absolutely no way that there is less poverty in Dom Rep. People outside of the country do more to help the poor than people inside the country. It is time for the 50% of Dominicans that are living well to do something for their own people who are less fortunate.