Portugal -Pensioners don’t know how to make ends meet -May 28, 2015

Fears that cuts introduced to the pension system will lead to higher poverty rates as seen.

Portuguese pensioners are among the worst-off in Europe, with the majority of pensioners earning between €250 and about €500 per month, according to figures released in 2013 by Portuguese database Pordata. While old-age poverty started to decrease in the final years of the last decade, according to a study published in 2013 by the Paris-based OECD, the organisation fears that cuts introduced to the pension system since then will lead to higher poverty rates.

English: http://www.equaltimes.org/austerity-fallout-portugal ...   

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