Germany -Alarming figures on poverty among youngsters -June 02, 2014

The Youth Poverty Monitor 2014 reports that the country’s youth is having an increasingly hard time. Every fifth teenager lives in poverty or is on the borderline.

The Youth Poverty Monitor 2014 reports that the country’s youth is having an increasingly hard time. Every fifth teenager lives in poverty or is on the borderline. The annual study, which brings together available statistics and research on young people aged 15 to 24, found that education plays a key role. Those worse affected by youth poverty were teenagers with leaving certificates from Hauptschule schools, the lowest rung on the academically-tiered school system, or those who drop out early.

English: http://www.thelocal.de/20140530/poverty-youth-germany-study

German: http://www.jugendarmut.info/monitor_jugendarmut_2014

 

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