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Children at risk of poverty or social exclusion – AROPE (% of all children), 2011

Children at risk of poverty or social exclusion – AROPE (% of all children), 2011

Children at risk of poverty or social exclusion - AROPE (% of all children), 2011

According to EU practice, children (defined as people under the age of 18) are considered ‘at risk of poverty and social exclusion’ (AROPE) if they experience one or more of three specific types of poverty: monetary poverty, material deprivation or low work intensity. This AROPE indicator is the broadest measure of child poverty and, applied to the general population, is used as the benchmark for the Europe 2020 headline goal for reducing poverty. The proportion of children at risk of poverty and exclusion (the overall AROPE indicator) ranges widely across EU MS, from around 16% in Sweden, Denmark and Finland to over 40% in Bulgaria, Romania and Latvia.


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