Norway - Increase of poverty - November 30, 2017

A report, published by the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration, provides evidence that, from 2011 to 2015, the proportion of poor increased from 7.7 percent to 9.3 percent of the population. By using the EU poverty line (those who earn less than 60 percent of the media income), the report ‘Poverty and living conditions in Norway’ describes that the proportion of low income is increasing over time and income differentials increase, with the rich getting richer. The report shows that real income for the poor in practice stood still in the period 2012 to 2015, so the gap between the wealthiest and the rest of the population has increased.

Read on: in English …   The report with graphs and data, in Norwegian …

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