Population aging, labour migration pose challenges to poverty reduction

Population aging, income disparities and living standards as well as labour migration pose great challenges to the poor and poverty reduction.

Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Lê Văn Thanh revealed problems in the implementation of the National Target Programme for Sustainable Poverty Reduction in the 2021-25 period to the National Assembly’s Committee on Social Affairs at a meeting on Wednesday morning (20/7) in Hà Nội. The programme targets to reduce the nationwide poverty rate by 1-1.5%, by over 3% among ethnic minority households, and by 4-4.5% in poor districts per year.

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