Risk of Poverty for 12% of Austrians

Politics ♦ Published: December 14, 2010; 01:48 ♦ (Vindobona)

By 2008, 12.4% of the Austrian populatin is threatened by poverty. The average of the EU countries amounts to 17%.

Risk of Poverty for 12% of Austrians / Picture: © Vindobona.org

Questions like poverty and inequality and many others on and social exclusion as well as housing, health and education are analysed in the new publication Income and living conditions in Europe1 issued by Eurostat.

As President Barroso says in the foreword to the publication: "One of the headline targets in the Europe 2020 Strategy for Jobs and Growth4 is promoting social…