Poverty And Unemployment In Iran

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Rojikurd: In the Iran, In this study, rural poverty in Iran is investigated applying a multidimensional approach, association rules mining technique, and Levine, F and Tukey tests to household data of 2008. The results indicate that poverty in its multi-dimensions is an epidemic problem in rural Iran. The results also exhibit that there are 11 patterns of poverty in the rural areas including four main patterns with 99.62% coverage and seven sub-patterns with nearly 0.38% coverage. In these patterns, housing and household education are the most important dimensions of poverty and income poverty is the least important dimension. Government income support policy to households, in enforcement the law of targeting subsidies, cannot be regarded as pro poor policy but it follows other political aspects.

Workers’ main expenditure goes on health and housing, with housing alone taking up 50 per cent of income, he said. Iran’s economic crisis has plunged a majority of the population into poverty, affecting even people who are holding down more than one job. The purchasing power of workers fell by 73 per cent this year, while the minimum monthly salary is 608,000 tomans (170 dollars). But to survive in Iran, a family of 4 needs at least 1400.000 tomans (400 dollars).

In Iran, 15 million people live under the poverty line. This is about 20% of the population, which is a significant number. This is in a situation where 7 million of the people under the poverty line do not benefit from the services of any support institutions and no services are offered to them.

According to Iranian resistance sources from inside the country, the real figure for poverty and unemployment in Iran is much higher. The true figure is closer to 10 million unemployed and 50 million under the poverty line.

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