Netherlands - Social economic council poverty report - September 30, 2017

The Social Economic Council (SER) published an executive summary of its advice on poverty, launched in March 2017. Despite the economic upswing and all efforts thus far, many children – some 8 to 12% of the child population – continue to live in poverty. Strikingly, 60% of these children have working parents. The SER argues that all children should have access to assistance that compensates for poverty, for example by supporting their participation in sport and cultural activities. This policy should be supplemented by more structural measures that focus on minimum wage earners and tackle the root causes of poverty.

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