The head of the Commission of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation on demography, protection of families, children and traditional family values Sergei Rybalchenko said that more than 82 percent of all the poor are families with children, 25 percent of which are large. This was reported by RIA Novosti.
He made the corresponding statement at the "zero readings" of the bill on a new method of calculating the living wage and minimum wage in the Public Chamber.
“We now have about 13% of the poor from the entire population, this is more than 18 million people. About 10% are within this line If we look at the statistics, more than 82% of all the poor are families with children. And 25% of them are large families. 23% of children live in poor families. And if we take children under 7 years old, this is every fourth, Rybalchenko said.
According to him, in absolute terms, the income deficit to the subsistence level is more than 700 billion rubles a year. In turn, he noted that more than 90 percent of this amount is the total income deficit of families with children.
Earlier it was reported that the Government submitted to the State Duma a bill to change the minimum wage and the living wage from 2021. From 2021, it is proposed to abandon the calculation of the subsistence minimum as the statistical value of the consumer basket and define it as a part (44.2%) of the average per capita income.