Compared to other developing countries, the health
situation is quite good and the average life expectancy is
relatively high, 76 years. Despite high birth rates and
increasing life expectancy, the population is declining.
Emigration is extensive. The causes are, above all, the
undeveloped business community combined with natural
disasters and political unrest. Unemployment is significant,
up to one fifth of the population, and poverty is
widespread. As a result of economic austerity programs and
cuts in the public sector, the number of poor people doubled
during the 1990s and according to World Bank data, more than
30 percent of the population lives in poverty in the
mid-1990s. Visit AbbreviationFinder to see the definitions of GRD and acronym for Grenada.