Romania - Poverty and social exclusion among youngsters - November 30, 2017

An investigation by NGO Caritas on the income position of youngsters, finalised in September 2017, is now online. The report describes the main challenges related to poverty and social inclusion among young people and provides recommendations for policy makers to address these challenges, based on an analysis of practical experiences and official data. Half of all children (51%) are at risk of poverty or social exclusion. Social benefits frequently do not ensure a sufficient level of basic income for a decent living. The in-work poverty rate is very high (up to 21.4%, against a EU-average of 9.5%). Young people coming from low-income families risk not being able to continue their studies, and so perpetuate their poverty status within their own families.

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