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17% of EU27 population at risk of poverty

17% of EU27 population at risk of poverty

In 2008, 17% of the population in the EU27 were at risk of poverty. This means that their income after social transfers was below the poverty threshold. Since 2005, the at-risk-of-poverty rate in the EU27 has been nearly stable, varying between 16% and 17%.

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Release date: 18/01/2010
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Product Code: 3-18012010-AP
Theme: Population and social conditions
Collection: News releases