Number of Greek families at risk of poverty on the rise

Just over 23 percent of Greek households were at risk of poverty last year, up from 21.4 percent in 2011 and 20.1 percent in 2008, according to new figures published by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

The agency found that in 2012, 914,873 families with about 2.5 million members were at risk of poverty.

The age group that is most at risk of poverty is children up to the age of 17. The poverty threshold is set at an annual income of 5,708 euros per person and 11,986 euros for a family of two adults and two children.

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