EU Sources - Recommendations to end in-work poverty - June 1, 2019

The European Social Policy Network (ESPN) produced a new Synthesis Report that puts forward several recommendations and calls for more effective policy action at European and national levels to tackle in-work poverty. Preventing in-work poverty is seen by policymakers and stakeholders alike as part of the overall goal to reduce poverty in the EU. However, while working is generally considered as the best way to avoid poverty, this is not the case for a significant number of European workers. In 2017, 9.4% of all EU-28 workers lived in households that are at risk of poverty. In certain categories of the population (mostly young, low educated, non-standard workers, poor households with children including lone parents, workers and households with low work intensity) in-work poverty is much higher and has in some cases been increasing significantly in recent years.

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