Sunday, November 7, 2010

honduran poverty in the latin american/caribbean context

Most people are aware that Honduras is considered a "poor country." What exactly does that mean? How does it translate into the day-to-day lives of 8 million Honduran people? I thought I would make use of some of the graphs and data in Gallup's Worldview to help reveal the Honduran reality in the context of the rest of Latin American and Caribbean states. The data is from 2009.

Gallup Question: Has there been times in the last 12 months when you have not had enough money to buy food you or your family needed?
  • Honduras: 51% responded 'Yes.'
  • Other countries with similar response rates are Nicaragua (49%), Dominican Republic (55%), Haiti (60%), Ecuador (58%), and Peru (46%).
  • The other end of the spectrum: Brazil (20%), Uruguay (20%), Argentina (24%), and Costa Rica (23%).
Source: Gallup Worldview

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