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Figure 7 – In-work at-risk-of-poverty rate of employed persons (18 years or over), 2008 (EU-27)

Figure 7 – In-work at-risk-of-poverty rate of employed persons (18 years or over), 2008 (EU-27)

Figure 7 – In-work at-risk-of-poverty rate of employed persons (18 years or over), 2008 (EU-27)

The most affected countries (over 10%) are: Romania, Greece, Spain, Italy, Poland,
Portugal, Estonia and Luxembourg (see Figure 7). Although the ‘working poor’
phenomenon is not new, it has been amplified due to the crisis. The economic
downturn has led to greater flexibility on the labour market and to a proliferation of
precarious jobs (temporary contracts or part-time jobs), often associated with low salaries. Having a job can help reduce the risk of poverty, it does not however
guarantee protection against poverty.

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