Poverty and Hardship
The Division conducts a Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) every 5 to 7 years. There have been four (4) HIES surveys conducted in the FSM – in 1988, 1998, 2005 and 2013. Only the results of the latter three surveys were analyzed and a report produced. Click on the below links to download the reports.
- Poverty Profile of FSM, 1998
- Report on the Incidence and Characteristics of Poverty in FSM, 2005
- Poverty Profile of FSM, 2013
The information presented in the below tables is sourced from the 2013/14 HIES.
National poverty measures, 2013
|wdt_ID||Poverty lines||Poverty line (per $ Daily)||Poverty Gap (Depth)||Squared Poverty Gap (Severity)|
|1||Food poverty line||1.8||4||2|
|2||Total poverty line||4.3||15||8|
Incidence of poverty (headcount)
|wdt_ID||State||Total Poverty Line||Total Poverty Line % of Population||Food Poverty Line||Food Poverty Line % of Population|