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[IWS] Eurostat: PEOPLE AT RISK OF POVERTY OR SOCIAL EXCLUSION [2 May 2014]
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PEOPLE AT RISK OF POVERTY OR SOCIAL EXCLUSION [2 May 2014]
Data from March 2014. Most recent data: Further Eurostat information, Main tables and Database.
One of the five headline targets of the Europe 2020 headline indicators is to reduce poverty by lifting at least 20 million people out of the At risk of poverty or social exclusion by 2020. This article presents geographical and temporal comparisons of the monetary and non-monetary elements of the indicator that describes poverty and social exclusion in the European Union (EU) using the most recent data (2011 and 2012) from the EU statistics on income and living conditions (EU-SILC). Comparisons over the most recent years enable, inter alia, analysis of the impact of the economic crisis and the austerity measures taken to overcome the crisis on the Europe 2020 headline target.
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