Pinas ika-15 sa income inequality report ng World Bank

Pinas ika-15 sa income inequality report ng World Bank

November 24, 2022 @ 1:42 PM 2 days ago

MANILA, Philippines- Pumwesto ang Pilipinas sa ika-15 sa 63 bansa sa aspeto ng income inequality, ayon sa World Bank report na ipinalabas nitong Huwebes.

Batay sa World Bank report, ang 1% ng Philippine earners ay nakuha ang 17% ng kabuuang national income, habang 14% ng  income ay pinaghati-hatian ng bottom 50%. 

“With an income Gini coefficient of 42.3 percent in 2018, the Philippines ranks 15th of 63 countries for which data on income inequality is available. Of [East Asia and the Pacific] countries for which data are available for 2014-19, only in Thailand is income inequality greater than in the Philippines,” saad sa World Bank report.

Iniugnay ng World Bank ang  inequality sa “unequal opportunities, slow access to tertiary education among low-income households, inequality in returns to college education, and social norms putting the heavier burden of childcare on women”. \

Inihayag din nito na bumaba rin ang kahirapan sa Pilipinas mula 49.2% noong 1985 sa 16.7% nitong 2018, subalit ang problema ng inequality ay hindi pa rin nawawala.

“Inequality of opportunity and low mobility across generations wastes human potential and slow down innovation, which is crucial for building a competitive and prosperous economy that will, in turn, improve the well-being and quality of life of all Filipinos,” anu Ndiamé Diop, World Bank Country Director para sa Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines, at Thailand.  RNT/SA