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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Half of children in Romania at risk of poverty or social exclusion

Nearly half (49.2%) of the children in Romania were at risk of poverty or social exclusion in 2016, this being the highest percentage among EU Member States, according to data from EU’s statistical office Eurostat.

Moreover, the share of children at risk of poverty or social exclusion in Romania was almost double the EU average of 26.4%.

A total of 24.8 million children in the European Union were at risk of poverty or social exclusion in 2016. This means that the children were living in households with at least one of the following three conditions: at-risk-of-poverty after social transfers (income poverty), severely materially deprived or with very low work intensity.

Romania had the highest share of children in this situation in 2016, namely 49.2%, being followed by Bulgaria (45.6%), Greece (37.5%), Hungary (33.6%), Spain (32.9%), Italy (32.8%), and Lithuania (32.4%).

At the opposite end, the lowest shares of children at risk of poverty or social exclusion were recorded in Denmark (13.8%), Finland (14.7%) and Slovenia (14.9%).

Eurostat released the data on November 20, the Universal Children's Day.

More than a third of Romanians at risk of poverty and social exclusion

Irina Marica, [email protected]

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Half of children in Romania at risk of poverty or social exclusion

Nearly half (49.2%) of the children in Romania were at risk of poverty or social exclusion in 2016, this being the highest percentage among EU Member States, according to data from EU’s statistical office Eurostat.

Moreover, the share of children at risk of poverty or social exclusion in Romania was almost double the EU average of 26.4%.

A total of 24.8 million children in the European Union were at risk of poverty or social exclusion in 2016. This means that the children were living in households with at least one of the following three conditions: at-risk-of-poverty after social transfers (income poverty), severely materially deprived or with very low work intensity.

Romania had the highest share of children in this situation in 2016, namely 49.2%, being followed by Bulgaria (45.6%), Greece (37.5%), Hungary (33.6%), Spain (32.9%), Italy (32.8%), and Lithuania (32.4%).

At the opposite end, the lowest shares of children at risk of poverty or social exclusion were recorded in Denmark (13.8%), Finland (14.7%) and Slovenia (14.9%).

Eurostat released the data on November 20, the Universal Children's Day.

More than a third of Romanians at risk of poverty and social exclusion

Irina Marica, [email protected]

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