In 2021, residents under the age of 18 were at risk in the European Union Poverty or social exclusion accounted for 24.4 per cent of all in this age group. At the same time, this proportion of the adult population of the Union was 21.1 percent, according to the latest data from the European statistical office Eurostat.
among the EU Member States, last year the highest proportion of vulnerable minors Poverty or social exclusion was registered in Romania (41.5 percent), Spain (33.4 percent) and Bulgaria (33 percent). At the other end of the scale, the countries with the lowest proportions of minors are Slovenia (11 percent), Finland (13.2 percent) and the Czech Republic (13.3 percent).
This is shown by the data in Bulgaria 33 percent of the minors were at risk Poverty or social exclusion in 2021. This puts the country third among the EU Countries with the highest proportion of minors at such risk. This proportion in the adult population was 31.4 percent. The two indicators represent about 400,000 minors and about 1,794 million adult Bulgarians, respectively. In both age groups, women were more at risk, with 204,000 girls under the age of 18 at similar risk, as were 1.006 million adult women.
In 2020, the proportion of Bulgarian minors at risk was Poverty or social exclusion reached 36.2 percent, with what Bulgaria second among the Member States with the largest share (after Romania – 40.7 percent). In 2020, too, the proportion of adult Bulgarians is at risk Poverty was 33.1 percent.
In 18 of the 27 Member States, minors were at higher risk in the past year Poverty or social exclusion as adults. The largest differences in the indicators covering the two age groups were registered in Luxembourg (10.5 percentage points), Romania (8.7 pp), Spain and Austria (both 6.8 pp), as each of the listed values reflects the level of at-risk Minors exceeds that of adults.
On the other hand, in the 9th EU countries, adults were at higher risk Poverty or social exclusion as minors: Latvia, Estonia, Denmark, Croatia, Slovenia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Finland and Poland. The largest differences between the two age groups of these 9 countries were observed in Latvia (7.4 pp), Estonia (6.0 pp) and Denmark (4.0 pp).
That EU has set itself the goal of reducing the number of people at risk Poverty or social exclusion by at least 15 million by the end of the decade, of whom at least 5 million must be under the age of 18, according to Eurostat’s website. children who grow up in it Poverty or at risk of social exclusion find it difficult to do well in school, enjoy good health and reach their full potential later in life.
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