Tag Archives: Flemish people

Di Rupo at what cost

After a record-breaking 541 days what seemed to become impossible came into realisation: a new Belgian government. Though it did need some warnings from other countries and rating offices. A loss of a plus sign got the squabbling political parties … Continue reading

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Welfare state and Poverty in Flanders #11 Participation

Poverty evolution in Flanders 11.     Participation Poverty and insecurity are finally combined with discrimination in terms of social integration and participation. Thus the most vulnerable groups participate less in culture, sports and social life. The last few years certain theatres … 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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