Working poor in Europe

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2 Feabhra 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 grRead more

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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    ef1025
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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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  • Executive summary

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    2
    Reference no.: 
    ef10251
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    Na bochtáin oibre san Eoraip - Achoimre feidhmiúcháin

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    Eurofound
    Aithnítear go ginearálta go laghdaítear baol na bochtaineachta go mór má táthar fostaithe. Mar sin féin, thit 8% den daonra fostaithe san Aontas Eorpach isteach i gcatagóir bochtáin oibre’ sa bhliain 2007, rud a chiallaíonn go bhfuil ioncam níos lú ná 60% den airmheán náisiúnta acu. Éagsúlaíonn an comhréir go suntasach ar fud tíortha agus grúpaí sóisialta. I bhformhór tíortha, ní bhaineann ceist na mbochtán oibre le tosaíocht bheartais an rialtais ná na gcomhpháirtithe sóisialta, cé go n-áirítear i mbeartais ghinearálta in aghaidh na bochtaineachta agus an eisiaimh shóisialta í.



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