Mexico cuts poverty by changing measurement

The Guardian – Mexico’s impoverished masses were up to 33.6% richer in 2015 than the previous year, according to the state-run statistics service. But the change owes less to a sudden increase in actual wealth and wellbeing for the country’s poor than to unannounced changes in the methodology for measuring household earnings.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/18/mexico-cuts-poverty-national-statistics-changes-earnings-measurements

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