Portugal -Material deprivation reported -October 17, 2015

A new increase in the relative median of at-risk-of-poverty gap and a strong inequality in income distribution are indicated in a report from the National Institute of Statistics released to commemorate the International Day of Eradicating Poverty. The number of elderly people who experienced material deprivation rose between 2013 and 2014, reaching one in four of this population group. The report found that whilst the largest group facing such deprivation, minors aged under 18, was broadly unchanged with 27.5% at risk, it was among the elderly that this risk had most risen, up from 23.1% to 25.2% between 2013 and 2014. The study also looked at overall household expenditure, running from utility bills through to repairs and maintenance and found that the 2014 figure of 13.4% of average expenditure on such items to be the highest in a decade.

English: https://www.ine.pt/xportal/xmain?xpid=INE&xpgid=ine_destaques&DESTAQUES...   

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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