Global Progress on SDG1 No Poverty
World Map Living on Less than $2 a Day
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Despite having a job, 8 per cent of the world’s workers and their families still lived in extreme poverty in 2018. The situation remains particularly alarming in sub-Saharan Africa, where the share of working poor stood at 38 per cent in 2018.
Social protection systems help prevent and reduce poverty and provide a safety net for the vulnerable. However, social protection is not a reality for a large majority of the world’s population. In 2016, 55 per cent – as many as 4 billion people – were not covered by any social protection cash benefits, with large variations across regions: from 87 per cent without coverage in sub-Saharan Africa to 14 per cent in Europe and Northern America.
The EU and Internal Policies and SDG 1
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Poverty or social exclusion in the EU-28
You can check out the Poverty Map here https://factsmaps.com/population-below-poverty-line-in-european-countries/
An extremely useful website
In 2017, there were 112.8 million people in the EU-28 who lived in households equivalent to 22.4 % of the entire population. Visit this site for more insight at risk of poverty or social exclusion (AROPE),
In 2017, 6.6% of the population in the EU-28 were severely materially deprived.
Check out also the site (Fund to help the Most Deprived ) https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=1089 mentioned by Poverty in Europe
Comment : these figures are almost certainly going to increase over the coming months
In relation to COVID-19 check here Coronavirus: the FEAD to continue supporting people in need https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?langId=en&catId=1089&furtherNews=yes&newsId=9638 and the new Regulation Coronavirus: Commission welcomes Parliament’s quick green light for proposed new resources to protect lives and livelihoods https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_685
Another very useful website The Borgen Project
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Poverty in Europe is not limited to those who are unemployed. In 2015, 7.7 percent of the EU population was at risk of poverty despite working full-time, with men more at risk than women. Romania has Europe’s highest risk of in-work poverty with a rate of 18.9 percent. Spain and Greece follow with 13.1 percent and 14.1 percent, respectively. Additionally, the in-work poverty risk has increased from 8.3 percent in 2010 to 9.6 percent in 2016.
Women have a higher risk of poverty in Europe. The number of women suffering from poverty or social exclusion in the EU was 1.9 percent higher than men in 2015. Additionally, young people between the ages of 18 and 24 are more at risk of poverty or social inclusion with a risk of 30.6 percent.
In 2015, almost 50 percent of all single parents in Europe were at risk of poverty or social exclusion, which is twice as much as the risk for any other household.
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However, while working is generally considered as the best way to avoid poverty, this is not sufficient for almost one out of ten European workers.
Beyond the damaging consequences for European societies, in-work poverty signals a fundamental social unfairness: working is not a guarantee for avoiding poverty.