Poverty, gender and lone parents in the EU

Poverty, gender and lone parents in the EU

Review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action

Almost one in four people in the EU lives at risk of poverty or social exclusion. Lone parents are especially vulnerable compared to the general EU population. Almost half (48%) of lone mothers and a third (32%) of lone fathers are at risk of poverty or social exclusion. Women in particular are affected as they make up almost 85% of all one-parent families in the EU.

 

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Press release: Almost 23 million children in the EU are poor - For every additional child, a woman’s risk of falling into poverty increases

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Additional info

Document type
Publications
Areas
Beijing Platform for Action
BPfA Area
A. Women and Poverty
Author 
EIGE
Publication date 
19 September 2016
Publisher 
EIGE
ISBN 
978-92-9493-572-4
DOI 
10.2839/091316