Netherlands - Higher poverty risks for migrants and refugee households - January 31, 2018

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports figures in its annual report on low wages, poverty and social exclusion. In 2016, more than half of all households in the Netherlands with people from refugee countries had an income below the low-income threshold. This is over six times the average. Almost 30 percent of all households with a Moroccan background main breadwinner were at risk of poverty. This share is higher than among households with a Turkish, Antillean or Surinamese background, the other three largest non-Western population groups. Dependence on low income is less common among households of German, Belgian, British or Indonesian origin compared to households with a Polish, Bulgarian or Romanian background.

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