Luxembourg - Social inequality has increased significantly - April 30, 2018

The chamber of employees (chambre des salariés) held a press conference to present its 2018 social panorama. The president of the chamber argued that social inequality has increased significantly over the last 20 years and stressed that the equality gap is likely to widen in the future. The groups that are most drastically affected include the unemployed, young people as well as single-parent families. The chamber of employees emphasised that the inequalities become even more shocking when we look beyond the mere differences in income, and also consider differences in wealth. Poverty is a real threat in today's society.

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