Poverty and social exclusion in Europe
Inspired by its founding principle of solidarity, the
European Union has joined forces with its Member States to make 2010 the
European Year For Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion.
According to the European Commission definition the at risk of poverty rate represents the share of persons with an equivalised disposable income below the risk-of-poverty threshold, which is set at 60 % of the national median equivalised disposable income.
Below you will find a range of information and statistics on the situation in each of the EU Member States:
Eurostat data on at-risk-of-poverty
Further data on this topic as well as more statistics on income and living conditions can be found in the Eurostat Online Database.
Further information on this topic
|European Commission: The GD Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities present 2010 - European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion|
|Germany Federal Statistical Office Germany: The website section "Living conditions, Risk of poverty" offers data on poverty in Germany. In addition the web magazine STATmagazin presents an article on the poverty risk in the German Lšnder.|