Austria -Persons at-risk-of-poverty or social exclusion -June 22, 2015

5% of the population were facing a severe financial situation because they have been at multiple risks of poverty or social exclusion.

19.2% of the population are reported to have been at-risk-of-poverty or social exclusion in 2014, according to the EU-Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) compiled by Statistics Austria. 414 000 persons or 5% of the population were facing a severe financial situation because they have been at multiple risks of poverty or social exclusion – two or more of the sub indicators of the Europe 2020 social strategy applied to them. Two thirds of all persons at-risk-of-poverty or social exclusion (1 105 000 persons) have been affected for the last two years or longer.    

English: http://www.statistik.at/web_en/press/102909.html    

German: http://www.statistik.at/web_de/presse/102889.html

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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