More than 70% earn under P4,000 per month

Poverty continues to stalk many, including those with formal employment. In 2011, public service employees embarked on the largest strike in history, in vain PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES
Poverty continues to stalk many, including those with formal employment. In 2011, public service employees embarked on the largest strike in history, in vain PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES

At least 60,000 workers are not earning enough to rise above the poverty line and over 70% of all employed people in the country earn less than P4,000 per month, a shocking new Statistics Botswana study has revealed.

The same report shows that 16.4% percent of all households worry at least ten times a month about not having food.

The Botswana Multi Topic Household Survey’s results were released recently, covering a sample of 24,170 respondents from across all districts, between October 2015 and November 2016. The survey was an update on the 2009/10 Botswana Core Welfare Indicators Survey. Both surveys are designed to assess “a comprehensive set of indicators for poverty and the labour market,” with data produced on household consumption and expenditure, economic activities, education, health and others.

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