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Multidimensional poverty decreases in Mexico from 2018 to 2022, says UNAM – El Financiero

The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) explained that there was a decrease in dimensional poverty in Mexico.

Multidimensional poverty is measured by considering income, educational gap, access to health services, social security, quality and spaces of housing, basic services, access to nutritious and quality food, degree of social adhesion and degree of accessibility to roads. paved.

He percentage of population in a situation of poverty multidimensional went from 41.9 percent to 36.6 percent between 2018 and 2022, according to the 2022 Poverty Measurement Estimates, prepared by the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy (Coneval).

“It is an important reduction, which is not only due to monetary transfers; There is also an increase in income from work that would explain this decrease in poverty, and perhaps an effect of the policy of increasing the minimum wage, one of the great successes of this government,” said the Secretary General of UNAM, Leonardo Lomeli.

This figure was reduced by approximately five million Mexicansexplained José Nabor Cruz Marcelo, executive secretary of the Coneval.

Red lights in education and access to health services

Leonardo Lomelí also emphasized paying attention to two red points, such as: growth in educational lag and increase in deficiencies in health services.

The population from 3 to 21 years old who did not attend school and does not have education compulsory, in that year it was 15.9 percent, while the population aged 22 or older without complete upper secondary education was 36.7 percent.

The above shows that the educational gap at the first levels is widening, and affects women more, and there will be consequences for future generations, specialists warned.

Regarding people who lack access to Health services went from 16.2 to 39.2 percent between 2018 and 2022, which represents a change from 20.1 to 50.4 million people in that situation, respectively.

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