Poverty: 1.0 Million Austrians Endangered

BusinessEconomy ♦ Published: November 14, 2011; 16:36 ♦ (Vindobona)

In Austria, 12% of the population is endangered of poverty. About the half of this group is permanently poor.

Poverty: 1.0 Million Austrians Endangered / Picture: © Vindobona.org

According to Volkshilfe Austria, 993.000 people are at risk of being poor. This means that this group is not able to buy new clothes or pay adequate heating costs. In 2010, the share of concerned persons also amounted to 12%.

The head of Volkhilfe, Josef Weidenholzer argues: “In Austria, which is one of the richest countries in the world, there would not be a need of poverty.…