Kazakhstan’s Labour Ministry urges changes into methods for calculating minimum subsistence level

Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Labour and Social Protection in December will submit to the government its proposals to change methods for calculating a minimum subsistence level in the republic, statistics agency chief Alikhan Smailov said on October 15.

News | 15 October 2012
At present, the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection together with experts of the International Labour Organization are implementing a project to revise methods for calculating a minimum subsistence level. Specialists of Kazakhstan’s statistics agency are included in the working group that was set up for this purpose.

“In particular, at the Ministry’s request we’ve already made calculations of different variants of a minimum subsistence level,” Smailov said.

The Ministry, in particular, considers an opportunity for increasing non-food consumption of a minimum subsistence level. Since 2006, when Kazakhstan for the last time revised the calculation methods, the structure of households’ spending has changed and the share of non-food expenditures has increased, the statistics agency chief said.

Source: newskaz.ru