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20 / 10 / 2017
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Denpasar

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

As Tourism Rises, So Does Poverty

Even as Bali experiences an economic boom fuelled by tourism, the level of poverty in urban areas is on the increase.

A total of 92,000 urban residents across the island were recorded as living below the poverty line last year, an increase of 9000 from 2010. The urban poverty was a result of a mix of increasing urbanisation with existing and previously rural poor communities being subsumed into growing cities, and poor people from the countryside moving to urban areas in search of work.