Most 2018 National Basic Living Security Program Recipients are in their 70s for Female and 50s for Male
Among the recipients of the National Basic Livelihood Security Program, female in their 70s accounted the largest group of recipients, a total of 163,075 persons. According to the result of the 2018 National Basic Living Security Program Recipients by gender and age, the number of female recipients have declined from the age group of 70. However, considering the female population of the same age group, the percentage of female recipients increase to 64.8% in 70s, 75.6% in 80s, and 86.8% in 90s. It can be seen that the poverty problem of elderly women is revealed through this statistics. On the other hand, the largest age group of National Basic Living Security Program recipient for male is in their 50s of 149,654 persons.
In the teens, 138,588 female and 142,636 male accounted for the second largest group of recipients where poverty issues for children and adolescent can be identified. Recipients of the program is a key indicator for indirectly examining the current situation of poverty which pays households and individuals with income below a certain poverty line.
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