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Poland effective in cutting poverty: report

Poland is among the three countries which have been most effective in reducing poverty over the last 50 years, according to reports.

The money.pl website has cited the Luxembourg Income Study as saying that poverty in Poland has fallen by 29 percent since 1995.

Meanwhile, public broadcaster TVP Info quoted experts as saying that a key factor in reducing destitution has been the Polish government’s flagship “500 Plus” programme.

Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party recently announced an expansion of its child benefits initiative.

The party has pledged that its programme of giving families with two or more children a handout of PLN 500 (EUR 117, USD 133) a month per child will be expanded to include families with just one child.

TVP Info reported that after Hungary and Ireland, Poland has been the most effective country in cutting poverty in the last half-century.


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