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Downward trend in the share of persons at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU

Downward trend in the share of persons at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU

In 2016, 117.5 million people, or 23.4% of the population, in the European Union (EU) were at risk of poverty or social exclusion. This means that they were in at least one of the following three conditions: at-risk-of-poverty after social transfers (income poverty), severely materially deprived or living in households with very low work intensity.

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Release date: 16/10/2017

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Product Code: 3-16102017-BP
Theme: Population and social conditions
Collection: News releases