Working poor in Europe

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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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    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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    Armoede onder werkenden in Europa - Samenvatting

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    Eurofound
    Algemeen wordt erkend dat wie werk heeft minder risico loopt om in armoede te leven. Toch viel in 2007 8% van de actieve beroepsbevolking van de Europese Unie in de categorie ‘werkende armen’, in de zin dat deze werkenden een inkomen hadden van minder dan 60% van het nationale mediane inkomen. Dit percentage varieert sterk van land to land en tussen sociale groepen. In de meeste landen hechten de regering of de sociale partners geen beleidsprioriteit aan de werkende armen, hoewel het probleem vaak wel is opgenomen in het algemene beleid ter bestrijding van armoede en sociale uitsluiting.



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