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At risk of poverty rate was kept at 19.5% in 2014
Income and Living Conditions
At risk of poverty rate was kept at 19.5% in 2014 - 2015
18 December 2015


The 2015 EU-SILC (EU Statistics on Income and Living Conditions) survey provisional data on previous year incomes indicates that 19.5% of people were at risk of poverty in 2014, keeping the value of the previous year. The risk of poverty for the elderly population has increased for the second consecutive year.
The presence of children in a household is associated to a higher risk of poverty, reaching 22.2% for households with dependent children vis-à-vis 16.7% for households without dependent children.
The lack of resources of poor people to escape the risk of poverty was 29.0% in 2014, decreasing by 1.3 percentage points (p.p.) from the previous year. There was also a reduction in the asymmetry of the income distribution in 2014, with a Gini Coefficient of 34.0 % (half p.p. less than the previous year) and a ratio S80/S20 of 6.0 (6.2 in 2013).
In 2015, there is a reduction of 4.1 p.p. in the material deprivation rate.

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