15 Jan 2019 14:10

Poverty levels depend directly on education - Golikova

MOSCOW. Jan 15 (Interfax) - The more educated a Russian citizen is, the lower the chance he or she lives below the poverty line, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said at the Gaidar Forum on Tuesday.

"Nowadays, poverty levels directly depend on education. People with general education have the highest risk of poverty: 1.59. The lowest, 0.07, is among people with postgraduate education. People with any kind of higher education have a poverty risk of 0.51, while for people with vocational training it's 0.89," Golikova said.

She said this information had been provided by Rosstat.

Given a technological breakthrough and innovations proclaimed by the Russian president as the national policy, the gap between incomes might grow a lot depending on education during the shift to innovative production, Golikova said.

"At the same time, the changing structure of workplaces might lead to fierce competition between workers with higher or vocational training," Golikova said.

She suggested paying attention todomestic labor migration and higher labor mobility in this connection.