Tag Archives: Poverty threshold

Expanding opportunities for more American families

It is scandalous that in many so called ‘civilised countries’ people do have to work for just a few Euros, Dollars or Pounds. Wherever you look in Belgium at a construction site you shall see Polish workers, who have to … Continue reading

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Poverty a European Issue

Poverty affects more people than ever: 120 milion Europeans are now at risk of poverty or social exclusion. Parliament has voted in favour of €3.5 billion in aid to help Europe’s poorest. 120 miljoen Europeanen lopen nu het risico om … Continue reading

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US poverty worse than previous recessions

The Big Apple and the Splenid New World can also not escape the same problems as its mother-home continent. The U.S. Census Bureau announced on Tuesday September 13  that in 2010, median household income declined, the poverty rate increased and … 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 #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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