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Committee calls for updating poverty statistics

By JT - Oct 23,2018 - Last updated at Oct 23,2018

AMMAN — The Lower House’s Economy and Investment Committee called for the need to provide all statistics, data and studies on number of people per household for the middle and poor classes, as well as to identify the poverty line, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Head of the Lower House's Economy and Investment Committee Khair Abu Saileik said during a meeting held on Tuesday to discuss the income tax draft law that the committee wanted to address the poverty thresholds and the middle class within clear figures and scientific studies, in order to gather sufficient information and make the right decisions about the average income.

He pointed out that the figures and statistics presented by the attendees, date back to 2010 and are therefore outdated.


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