Friday March 6, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
20o C
11o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Three in ten Greeks facing poverty risk

Thirty-one percent of the Greek population was at risk of poverty or social exclusion in 2011, according to a report released by Eurostat on Tuesday. According to the reports figures, the percentage of Greeks at risk of poverty was above that of the European Union average which stood at 24.2 percent.

The report also pointed to 30.4 percent of children under the age of 18 being at risk of poverty or social exclusion, compared to the EUs average of 27 percent. In the 18 to 64 years old age group the percentage reached 31.7 percent, compared to 24.3 in the EU, while in the senior citizen category the figure stood at 29.3 percent, compared to the EU average of 20.5 percent.

Education was a pivotal factor when determining the risk of poverty the report showed: Children whose parents had a low level of education faced a 50.2 percent risk of poverty, compared to the 49.2 percent average in the European Union.

Children whose parents had a medium level of education had a 28.7 percent poverty risk, compared to the EU average of 22.4 percent, while children whose parents had acquired a high level of education faced a 7.9 percentage of risk of poverty, compared to the EU's 7.5 percent.

ekathimerini.com , Tuesday February 26, 2013 (16:29)  
Jobless rate starts picking up again
Election lifted consumers mood
ECB decisions may prove to be a blessing in disguise
Market sees govt yielding after pressure
BoG chief Stournaras briefs PM Tsipras on ECBs decisions on Greece
Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras visited Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday to brief him on discussions at the meeting of the European Central Bank's governing council in Nicos...
PM, FinMin in diplomatic push to sell measures
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis are launching a diplomatic offensive, with calls to several European counterparts, in a bid to lay the groundwork for anot...
Inside News
BASKETBALL
Barcelona beats Panathinaikos once more
For the fourth time this season Panathinaikos failed to beat Barcelona, this time in Athens, losing 81-77 on Thursday and denting its chances for a privileged top-two finish in its Euroleagu...
SOCCER
Iraklis, Apollon and Xanthi in Cup semis
The prospect of a second-division team reaching the Greek Cup final has grown considerably after two out of the three teams that made the semifinals this week come from the Football League. ...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
PISA, Schengen, mediocrity and isolation
Greeces most serious problem is not the economic and political crisis, though it did contribute greatly to it. At the root of our evil lies our great isolation, not only from our partners i...
COMMENTARY
Balancing the Greek budget: The ancient Athenian perspective
Is democracy good for balancing a budget? For many today the answer is a resonating no. This answer is easy to understand. In the birthplace of democracy, Greece, the states budget is a mes...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. BoG chief Stournaras briefs PM Tsipras on ECBs decisions on Greece
2. Barcelona beats Panathinaikos once more
3. Iraklis, Apollon and Xanthi in Cup semis
4. PM, FinMin in diplomatic push to sell measures
5. Lenders see slow progress on Greek reforms ahead of Eurogroup
6. Greece eyeing series of foreign policy initiatives
more news
Today
This Week
1. BoG chief Stournaras briefs PM Tsipras on ECB's decisions on Greece
2. Greek-Turkish relations
3. Greece seeks to plug its 'Bermuda Triangle' of lost taxes
4. Greece struggles to make debt math work amid bailout standoff
5. Greece has backup plan if March bailout cash fails to arrive, says Varoufakis
6. Government policy
Today
This Week
1. Greece to make international protest over Turkey reserving Aegean air space
2. The Greek tax drama
3. SYRIZA feeling the pain
4. Varoufakis to make six reform proposals at Monday's Eurogroup
5. The unlikely winners of Greece's surrender on euro
6. Tsipras reversal draws Greek sympathy as party rumblings rise
Find us ...
... on
Twitter
... on Facebook
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.