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Verena Kern

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Child poverty in the EU

Written by Verena Kern In 2013, 27,7 percent of children in the EU were at risk of poverty or social exclusion. The figures have been on the rise in most EU Member States since the onset of the crisis. The risk of growing up in poverty is highest in Bulgaria, Romania and Greece and lowest … Continue reading

Tackling long-term unemployment in the EU

Written by Verena Kern With the onset of the crisis, unemployment rates have increased sharply throughout Europe and the trend seemed set to continue. However in March 2015, the European Commission reported that, for the first time since 2009, the LTU rate fell slightly. Currently, long-term unemployment (LTU) stands at 4,9% for the EU. LTU … Continue reading

Minimum wages in the EU

Written by Verena Kern Several EU Member States have recently implemented adaptions to their wage policies. The most debated change was the introduction of a national minimum wage of 8.50 € per hour in Germany from 1 January 2015. Minimum wages are common globally with different systems in place. About 100 countries worldwide, including 22 … Continue reading

Poverty risk, inequality and social exclusion

Updated on 22 January 2016 Written by Eulalia Claros, Verena Kern The distribution of poverty, inequality and social exclusion varies significantly across EU Member States. Based on 2013 data, this infographic shows who is at risk, how equally disposable income is distributed,and how much EU countries spend on specific measures to combat poverty and social … Continue reading

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