Middle East Economic Survey


No 37



Survey Shows That 23% Of Iraqi Population Lives Below Poverty Line

The economic and social family survey in Iraq, monitored by the Planning Ministrys Central Statistics Board, showed that the income of 23% of the Iraqi population was below the poverty line, with a poverty gap of around 4.5%, al-Manarah newspaper reported last month. In a study based on the surveys figures, Qusay al-Jabiri, Iraqi academic and teacher at the College of...