Some of the main causes of poverty in the Philippines include low economic growth, low job quality, high inflation, high population growth, a lacking agriculture sector and recurring natural disasters. The Philippines struggles with poverty and vast inequality between social classes.
The different islands of the Philippines have different struggles with poverty. In rural areas of the Philippines, poverty is more widespread. However, urban poverty is an increasing threat. More than half of the population of this nation live in rural areas. Agriculture is the only source of income for many people, and many households in the Philippines have large families with more than six children.