Netherlands -Sharp increase in poverty in 2012 -December 03, 2013

The central statistical office CBS presented data on the rise of poverty in recent years. The economic crisis initially had only a modest impact on the extent of poverty. It was not until 2011 that the poverty rate began to rise substantially, and the increase was even greater in 2012. Based on the low-income threshold, 664,000 households (9.4% of all households) were at risk of poverty in 2012. This represents a sharp increase compared with 2011 and 2010, when 575,000 (8.2%) and 514,000 (7.4%) households, respectively, had a low income. A total of 1.329 million persons were on a low income in 2012.

English: http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/inkomen-bestedingen ...  

 

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