Working poor in Europe

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02 luty 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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    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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    2
    Reference No: 
    ef10251
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    Ubóstwo pracowników w Europie - Streszczenie

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
    Powszechnie wiadomo, że zatrudnienie bardzo zmniejsza zagrożenie ubóstwem. Niemniej jednak 8% pracującej ludności w Unii Europejskiej zaliczono w 2007 r. do kategorii „ubogich pracowników” ze względu na dochód, który wynosił poniżej 60% krajowej mediany. Odsetek ten zmienia się w zależności od kraju i grupy społecznej. W większości krajów sprawa ubóstwa pracowników nie jest politycznym priorytetem ani rządów ani partnerów społecznych, chociaż często uwzględnia się ją w ogólnej polityce na rzecz zwalczania ubóstwa i wykluczenia społecznego.



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