Netherlands - Income and poverty data - February 28, 2017

Despite a decrease in the wealth gap, the number of households living in long-term poverty increased to 3.3% of households in 2015, according to Statistics Netherlands. In 2015 a total of 221,000 households lived below the minimum income threshold for more than four years, 27,000 more than in 2015. The low-income threshold is the minimum amount of income needed to achieve a level of consumption considered necessary. In 2015, that was 1,030 euro for single people and 1,930 euro for couples with two children. Of the more than seven million households, 626,000 live on an income below that limit. That is 8.8% of the households.

English: http://nltimes.nl/2017/02/08/dutch-long-term-poverty ...     

Data, graphs and links to statistics (in Dutch): https://www.cbs.nl/nl-nl/nieuws ... 

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