Risk of poverty affects 17.2% of Portuguese

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 03-03-2021 14:21:00 · 2 Comments

More than 12 percent of the Portuguese population in 2019 was in a state of poverty and 17.2 percent were at risk of poverty, a percentage that increase to more than 43 percent without social support from the State, according to a study released today

The data is contained in the report “Portugal, Social Balance 2020 - A portrait of the country and the effects of the pandemic”, from the Faculty of Economics of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, NOVA SBE.

The report was produced by the institution's economist and professor, Susana Peralta, in co-authorship with Bruno P. Carvalho and Mariana Esteves.

In the first part, it provides a statistical portrait of the socio-economic situation of families, focusing on the period between 2016 and 2019, but focusing mainly on the years 2018 and 2019.

The statistics are based on data from the Survey on Living and Income Conditions, done in Portugal annually by the National Statistics Institute (INE)

The report points to a downward trend in the risk of poverty rate in the country over the last decade, but the percentage was still 17.2 percent in 2019, above the average of European Union, but it would be much higher without state support.

“Social transfers are important tools for reducing poverty. In 2019, the proportion of people in poverty, before social transfers, was 43.4 percent”, points out in the report.

Speaking to Lusa News Agency, Susana Peralta underlined the link between poverty and low wages, which is the reality in Portugal, as well as the relationship with the labor market.

According to the report “the unemployed are the group with the highest poverty rate in 2019 (42 percent)” and “working full time is also no guarantee of getting out of poverty – 46 percent of the poor population lives in households where the adults work more than 85 percent of the time, that is, practically full-time”, adding that in addition to the unemployed, poverty is also more prevalent among single-parent families and individuals with lower levels of education”.

“Portugal, being a country with low wages and a precarious level of the labor market among the highest in the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development), means that people have relations with the labor market that do not protect them from poverty”, Said Susana Peralta.

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The reason that Portugal is experiencing the MOST massive recession in it's fragile history today along with z-e-r-o job growth is because we still are living in a Colonial Legacy Bubble that we need to come to terms with. The Wiriyamu Genocide (1972) is a thorn in our heels that occurred during modern times, and is still not taught in Portuguese schools. The pillaging in our African colonies was beyond understanding to any sane person. The theft and tortures of human life in India came to an end when the Indian Military forces threw us Portuguese out of their country within a record time frame of 24 hours in 1961. It was much harder for Angola and the rest of the colonies, and hundreds of thousands of lives were needlessly snuffed out because we could not let go of our hate inspired past - this still haunts us all today. We cannot seem to let go of our racism and xenophobia toward black people and anybody that isn't Portuguese! Yet the reality is that our phenotype is both Gypsy and Arabic in origin, but we maintain calling ourselves the made up word of LUSO. Why? Why do we continue to live in a lie when the best thing we can do as a nation is climb out of our Aryan racism and become a non-masonic controlled republic?
If things don't change for the better there is not going to be a Portugal to speak of because over 60% of the population lives below the poverty line, and that's not even speaking about our massive unemployment rate that isn't accurately reported by our government. And, the "lucky" ones that were able to escape portu-hell don't ever want to come back.

By Luso515PorTuoGraal from Alentejo on 23-04-2021 06:24

risk of poverty is married to LACK OF EDUCATION.

By rod from USA on 03-03-2021 03:29
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