Hungary -Poverty data in the period 2012-2014 May 15, 2015

Data suggests no significant poverty alienation between 2012 and 2014.

After a dramatic increase between 2007 and 2012, poverty decreased over the course of 2013 and 2014 from 26 percent to 23 percent. But, during this period the likelihood of families with three or more children, people over the age of 65, and households with only one wage earner or led by a single female parent living in poverty increased significantly. The findings are collected through a household monitor, which has employed the same methodology since 1992 to research the income and employment of the population as well as the structure of its expenditures. 16.6% of the population (1.6-1.7 million people) lived in 2014 in poverty, meaning that the net income of the household did not exceed HUF 78,000 a month. In this regard, no significant improvement took place between 2012 and 2014.

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