Italy - Alarming figures on poverty among pensioners - October 31, 2016

A report of the pensions and social security agency INPS reveals that 6.4 million people claiming state pensions, 39.6% of the total, have to make ends meet with less than 1000 euro a month. This percentage is much higher among women (48.3%) than men (29.8%). The average amount of the pension benefit is 12,136 euro a year, with, in total, 16.2 million people benefitting.

English: http://www.gazzettadelsud.it/news/english ...  

INPS Report (in Italian): https://www.inps.it/banchedatistatistiche/menu/casellario ...  

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