Italy - Risk of poverty and social exclusion increased - December 31, 2017

According to a report, published by statistical office ISTAT, one in three people (30% of the residents) are at risk of poverty or social exclusion. The rate is much higher than the EU-average (at 23.5%). The results of the ISTAT-survey show on one side a relevant and widespread growth of the 2015 total household income at current and constant prices, on the other side an increase, in 2016, of the economic inequality and the risk of poverty or social exclusion. This indicates a worsening of the financial situation of a large part of the population. The income growth was the highest in the richest quintile of the population.

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