Belgium - Research on inequality, poverty and social exclusion - December 31, 2015

The 24th edition of the annual yearbook on poverty and social exclusion of the Antwerp University has a special focus on child poverty and low-income families. Almost one child in five under 18 in Belgium (18.8%) lives below the poverty line, against 15.9% ten years ago. This proportion rises to 36.4% among single-parent families and up to 53.8% for children whose parents are ‘uneducated’. The risk of poverty among those aged 18-24 is approximately 18.8%, which shows an increase since 2008. The average monthly number of beneficiaries of the equivalent living wage has risen by 3.9% between 2013 and 2014, and by 5.1% among people under 25 years old.

English: http://brusselstimes.com/belgium/4643/in-belgium-almost-one-in-five-children …  

Summary of the report (in Dutch): https://www.uantwerpen.be/images/uantwerpen/container … 

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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