Nine of 10 poorest provinces still poorest 9 years later
Santo Domingo.- Nine of 10 provinces which topped the country’s Atlas of Poverty in 2005 still figure in that group nine years later, according to the 2010 national poverty map, published online by the Economy Ministry last week.
Border province Elías Piña is the poorest of the poor, with a 49.1 life quality index (LQI), with 50% of its 15,090 households in extreme poverty and 83% of all households in overall poverty. Elías Piña reached a 38.2 LQI in 2005.
Pedernales in the second poorest, with a 52.3; followed by El Seibo at 54.6; Bahoruco, 57.1 (44.6 in 2005); Monte Plata, 57.5 (46.5 in 2005); Independencia, of 57.8 (48.5 in 2005); San Juan, 59.7 (46.0 in 2005); Ocoa, 60.4 (48.3 in 2005), and Azua, 61.7 I LQI (49.9 in 2005).
The surprising province was Montecristi, the only one which didn’t figure among the 10 poorest in 2005 is, as it does now.
Not as poor
Once again the National District and Santo Domingo and Santiago provinces boast the least poverty, with LQI s of 87.6; 82.4 and 78.5 respectively.
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