By Edwig Ban
People in the households considered rich obtained incomes 7.2 times higher than those in poor households, according to a publication of the National Institute of Statistics (INS).
'In 2016, the people in the households considered rich had a total volume of income 7.2 times higher than those in the households considered poor. The income inequality index had accelerated until 2015, when it reached its peak (8.3%), but in 2016 it fell to the level reached in 2014. As expected, higher inequality in terms of available incomes is registered in the people under 65 years, compared to those over the age of 65 who are dependent only on income from social transfers', reads the document.
According to the cited source, in 2016, the relative median deficit was 36.2%, that means the poor had on average an available income which represented 63.8% of the value of the poverty threshold set for this year.