Despite a rise in overall income in Mexico, the poverty rate continues to climb as well. Almost 50% of Mexican residents live at or below the poverty line. A study conducted by Coneval, a Mexican governmental agency, found that the poverty rate rose 3.7% from 2012 to 2014, despite the economy rising over 7% in the same period. While the income of the bottom 10% rose slightly, other Mexican residents saw their income fell. Much of the rise in poverty and rise in GDP can be attributed to extreme economic inequality.