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About 47 million Brazilians ended last year in poverty

Published by O Tempo in 26/06/2022

Considering family income, 47.3 million Brazilians ended last year in poverty. The number is equivalent to 22.3% of the total Brazilian population, the highest percentage in ten years, according to a survey carried out by IMDS (Institute for Mobility and Social Development).

"Brazil was on a historic trajectory of poverty reduction, but in the middle of the way, a stone appeared, the pandemic, and we are still seeing its effects," says economist Paulo Tafner, president of IMDS.

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