Estonia -Social Survey presents poverty figures -December 18, 2013

In 2012 18.7% of the population lived in relative poverty and 7.3% in absolute poverty, according to the Social Survey conducted by Statistics Estonia among more than 5,700 households. The percentage of people living in relative poverty increased 1.2 percentage points in a year while the percentage of people living in absolute poverty decreased 0.8 percentage points. A person was considered to be at-risk-of-poverty if his/her monthly equalised disposable income was below 329 euros and in absolute poverty if his/her monthly equalised disposable income was below 196 euro. In 2012, the difference in income between the poorest and richest fifth of the population was 5.5-fold.

English: http://balticbusinessnews.com/article/2013/12/18/25-of-estonian-population ...

 

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