Working poor in Europe

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Päivitetty
02 helmikuu 2011
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02 helmikuu 2011
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Being in work greatly reduces the risk of poverty. Nevertheless, in the European Union, 8% of the employed population fell into the category of ‘working poor’ in 2007, in the sense of having an income below 60% of the national average. The proportion varies markedly across countries and social groups. In most countries, the issue of working poor is not a policy priority of either the government or the social partners, although it can be included in general policies to combat poverty and social exclusion. Although there is little evidence to prove it to date, the working poor are likely to have been particularly affected by the current economic recession.

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    Working poor in Europe

    Being in work greatly reduces the risk of poverty. Nevertheless, in the European Union, 8% of the employed population fell into the category of ‘working poor’ in 2007, in the sense of having an income below 60% of the national average. The proportion varies markedly across countries and social groups. In most countries, the issue of working poor is not a policy priority of either the government or the social partners, although it can be included in general policies to combat poverty and social exclusion. Although there is little evidence to prove it to date, the working poor are likely to have been particularly affected by the current economic recession.

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    ef10251
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    Köyhät työntekijät Euroopassa - Tiivistelmä

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    Eurofound
    IYleisesti uskotaan, että työssä käyminen vähentää huomattavasti köyhyysriskiä. Euroopan unionissa 8 prosenttia työssä käyvästä väestöstä kuitenkin luokiteltiin köyhiksi työntekijöiksi vuonna 2007, koska heidän tulonsa olivat alle 60 prosenttia kansallisesta mediaanitulosta. Osuus vaihtelee merkittävästi eri maiden ja ihmisryhmien välillä. Useimmissa maissa köyhien työntekijöiden aseman parantaminen ei ole hallituksen tai työmarkkinaosapuolien asialistan kärjessä, vaikka se usein sisällytetäänkin yleiseen köyhyyden ja sosiaalisen syrjäytymisen torjunnan politiikkaan.



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