79 million EU citizens were at-risk-of-poverty in 2007, of whom 32 million were also materially deprived


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Population and social conditions
Social problems
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Signaler un problème
Population and social conditions Author: Pascal WOLFF
S t a t i s t i c s i n f o c u s 46/2009
79 million EU citizens were atriskofpoverty in 2007, of whom 32 million were also materially deprived
In 2007, 16% of the population was assessed to material deprivation completes the social be atriskofpoverty following the concept of exclusion picture. New Member States relative poverty adopted in the European Union. (Romania, Latvia, Poland, Hungary, Cyprus, The risk of poverty is more than 30% for the Lithuania and Slovakia) have the highest shares elderly population in Cyprus, Estonia and of the population who are materially deprived. Latvia. Among children, the atriskof poverty Finally, 32 million people could be considered as rate is highest in Italy, Romania, Spain and both atriskofpoverty and materially deprived, Poland. Social protection reduces poverty by i.e. with a very high likelihood of poverty and 36% on average in the EU. A new indicator of social exclusion. In 2007, in EU27, approximately 79 million poverty rates are the Baltic countries: Latvia (21%), people (16%) lived below the poverty threshold, a Lithuania (19%), Estonia (19%) as well as Greece, situation likely to hamper their capacity to fully Spain and Italy (all 20%), and the United Kingdom participate in society. This figure, calculated as a and Romania (both 19%). At the other extreme, the weighted average of national results, masks share of the population at risk of poverty is around considerable variation between Member States. At 10% in the Czech Republic, the Netherlands and one extreme, the Member States with the highest Iceland, and 11% in Sweden and Slovakia.Chart 1: Atriskof poverty rate and Atriskofpoverty threshold in the EU (%), 2007 25 20000 Atriskof poverty rate Atriskofpoverty threshold 18000
Atriskofpoverty rate
16000 Atriskofpoverty threshold 14000
0 0 L E K T T IS SI FI IE I V N CZ SE SK NOAT DK HU FR LU MT BG D BE PL PT CY ROU EE L ES EL L EU27 Source: SILC 2007 for all countries except Bulgaria and Romania (National household budget surveys)