Netherlands - High poverty risks for elderly workers and third-country migrants - January 31, 2016

According to income figures (over the period 2011-2014) published by the national statistics office CBS people aged between 55 and 65 run the greatest risk of descending into poverty for a considerable length of time. If made redundant at a later age, people are unlikely to find a new job and end up living on benefits for a longer period. They are also more likely to be claiming invalidity benefit. The office also said that almost 31.8% of families with a breadwinner who has a non-western background have a low income, compared to 7.6% among the native population.

English: http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2016/01 …   

Graphs and figures (in Dutch): http://www.cbs.nl/nl-NL/menu/themas/inkomen-bestedingen …   

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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