Almost half of Brazilians saw their family income decrease with the coronavirus pandemic, according to Datafolha research. Among informal, self-employed, and entrepreneurs, the loss of income reached two out of three respondents.
According to Datafolha, 46% of Brazilians suffered reduced family income due to the pandemic. Another 45% say their family's income was the same, and 9% had an increase in family income, even amid the crisis.
The institute heard 2,065 people over the phone on August 11 and 12. The margin of error is two percentage points.
By income range, workers with a family income of up to two minimum wages are the ones who most report loss of income (48%). The percentage decreases to 46% among workers with a family income between two and five wages, to 36% for those with an income between five and ten wages, and to 34% for professionals whose families earn more than ten minimum wages.
By type of occupation, unregistered wage earners are the ones who most report loss of family income (61%), followed by entrepreneurs (56%) and self-employed (54%).
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon