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Figure 1 – Proportion of people ‘at risk of poverty or social exclusion’ in 2008 (EU-27)

Figure 1 – Proportion of people ‘at risk of poverty or social exclusion’ in 2008 (EU-27)

Figure 1 – Proportion of people 'at risk of poverty or social exclusion' in 2008 (EU-27)

Among Member States for which data are available (see Figure 1), the ‘at risk of
poverty or social exclusion’ rate has grown from 2008 to 2014 in 14 Member States,
with the highest increases being recorded in Greece (from 28.1% in 2008 to 36.0% in
2014, or +7.9%), Spain (+4.7 %), Cyprus (+4.1%), Malta (+3.7%), Hungary (+2.9%) and
Italy (+2.8%). In contrast, the largest decreases among Member States were observed
in Poland (from 30.5% to 24.7%, or -5.8%), Romania (-4.0%), Bulgaria (-4.7%) and
Slovakia (-2.2%).


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