In Puerto Rico

· 21.3%

are people over 65 years of age

Of these:
- 38.8%.

live below the poverty level

· 47.6%

with a disability

· 93%

is considered outside
of the labor force

Source: 2020 Census

In Puerto Rico

21.6%

of the Puerto Rican population suffers from some type of disability,

compared to the

12.7%

throughout the United States.

Source: 2020 Census

In Puerto Rico

18.9%


of veterans in Puerto Rico have income below the poverty level ....

Source: 2020 Census

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43% of puerto ricans live below the poverty level

Puerto Rico's Poverty in Numbers

In State of Poverty

6 Towns in Puerto Rico have 60% of their population living in poverty.

In State of Poverty

7 Towns in Puerto Rico have 70% of their child population living in poverty.

In State of Poverty

36 towns in Puerto Rico have 50% of their population living in poverty.

In State of Poverty

41% of its population is in poverty. 

What is the Poverty/Child Poverty Foundation?

WE ARE a non-profit organization whose main mission is the eventual elimination of poverty and, particularly, child poverty in our Island.

 

At Fundación Pobreza/Child Poverty Foundation we are deeply committed to the rigorous study and fight against poverty and child poverty in Puerto Rico. Poverty levels on our Island are at alarming levels, almost four times the average for the United States, a stark reality that forces us to act with urgency and commitment.

We recognize that education serves as a cornerstone of empowerment, and it is through this perspective that we focus most of our efforts.

By implementing innovative educational programs and supporting research initiatives, we aim to provide individuals and communities with the knowledge and skills needed to break free from the chains of poverty. chains of poverty.

Boom & Bust IN PUERTO RICO

A.W. Maldonado reviews the trajectory of how a public policy that encouraged investment and economic growth on the island led to an escalation of government budget deficits that inevitably led to the default of a debt of over $70 billion.
led to an escalation of deficits in government budgets that irremediably led to the default of a debt of over $70 billion.

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