Portugal - Too many people live in poverty - October 31, 2016

Based on publications of the Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation alarming figures have been revealed about the poverty rate in the country. This was admitted by the ministry of labour in a message to mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. In a study released by the Foundation, called ‘Portugal Desigual,’ it is written that the number of poor increased between 2009 and 2014 by 116,000 to 2.02 million, a quarter of them children and 10.7% of them represented by workers living below the poverty line. Today, one in five live with a monthly income below €422, with incomes falling by 12% since 2009.

English: http://algarvedailynews.com/news/10129-portugal-has-too-much-poverty ...  

Data (Portuguese): http://portugaldesigual.ffms.pt/  

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