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Increasing wealth gap of immense proportions in the Capitalist World

In Europe we can see that the gap between the rich and poor is increasing and more people from the middle class are become lass wealthy and are feeling the pressure of making it possible to live a normal healthy, … Continue reading

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Welfare state and Poverty in Flanders #12 Conclusion

Poverty evolution in Flanders 12.     Conclusion The Flemish poverty risk percentage (12%) lay in 2009 clearly lower than the EU27-average (16%).  Flanders gets a 5° place with that in the EU27. That has been signalled better than the years before … Continue reading

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Welfare state and Poverty in Flanders #10 Health

Poverty evolution in Flanders 10.     Health In the previous chapters we saw that poverty in our society is a connection of many elements, often at the same time present with poor families, difficulties in the education, bad employment chances, a … Continue reading

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Welfare state and Poverty in Flanders #9 Consumption

Poverty evolution in Flanders 9.     Consumption People with higher incomes are likely to consume more goods and services, and to attribute a far higher proportion of their expenditure to ‘non-essentials’ such as holidays, visits to restaurants, or other leisure activities. … Continue reading

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Welfare state and Poverty in Flanders #8 Work

Poverty evolution in Flanders 8.     Work Work-related factors were the principal explanations given as to why people were poor or excluded from society, the three main reasons being long-term unemployment (35 % of respondents giving it as one of up … Continue reading

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Welfare state and Poverty in Flanders #5 Housing

Poverty evolution in Flanders 5.     Housing Just over 84 million persons or 17 % of the EU-27‘s population were at-risk-of-poverty in 2007, while a similar proportion (17 %) of the total EU-27 population suffered from material deprivation. There was a … Continue reading

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Welfare state and Poverty in Flanders #4 The Family pact

Poverty evolution in Flanders 4.     The Family pact Family and poverty: there is a narrow mutual connection between both terms. Poverty makes humans vulnerable and can destroy families. Sometimes the poverty goes so far that they take away the revenue … Continue reading

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Welfare state and Poverty in Flanders #2 First two decennia of 21st century

Poverty evolution in Flanders First two decennia of 21st century The poor and their representative organisations were actively involved in most of the theme groups, which were established for welfare, youth, culture and sports, housing, health, education, employment and social … Continue reading

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Welfare state and Poverty in Flanders #1 Up to 21st century

Do you think the welfare state is self-defeating and actually makes people poorer? Are the poor people themselves responsible for their situation? Is delivery of welfare by the government and – indirectly – by the taxpayers economically efficient or inefficient. … Continue reading

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