And yet, despite what we’ve been hearing lately about princesses, dragons and minimum wages , there is significant material and social deprivation for 6% of 15-29 year olds in the EU, according to 2021 figures published by Eurostat. So what did you expect, a 2023 survey? They require time, things are not that simple.
Among the EU countries, therefore, the highest percentage of young people who suffered significant material and social deprivation in 2021 was recorded in Romania (23.1%), followed by Bulgaria (18.7%) and Greece (14.2%). ). We can’t believe we’re on the list too. On the contrary, this percentage was less than 3% in 11 of the 26 EU Member States with available data, namely in Luxembourg, Poland, Sweden, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Croatia, Slovenia, Finland, Austria and Estonia.
We played big ball in a few words.
According to Eurostat data, in 2021 the percentage of young people aged 15-29 at risk of poverty reached 20.1%, compared to 16.8% in the total population. Among 19 EU countries, the largest discrepancy is seen in Denmark (12.3% of the total population at risk of poverty vs. 25.6% of young people) and Sweden (15.7% vs. 24.6%).
In Greece, 26% of young people are close to the risk of poverty, compared to 19% of the total population. But don’t worry, we have a range of baskets to choose from to make your life better. In eight EU countries, young people are less at risk of poverty than the population as a whole.
The most noticeable differences were observed in Latvia (23.4% of the total population at risk of poverty compared to 17% of young people), Malta (16.9% compared to 11.3%), Estonia (20.6% to compared to 15.7%) and in Croatia (19.2% vs. 14.7%).