Poverty Threatens Young Spaniards Just as They are Becoming Emancipated
AbstractFrom 1990 to 2000, the standard of living rose more sharply in Spain than in countries such as France that have been members of the European Union from the outset. The unemployment rate plunged to the average European Union level in the early 2000s. Fixed-term contracts are booming on the labour market. The level of social benefits is falling. Among these social benefits, the share paid out for unemployment has fallen. However, the share paid in family allowances and child benefits has remained persistently low. Unlike the countries northern Europe, a large majority of young Spaniards aged 16 to 30 live with their family of birth. In so doing, they evade the pressure of poverty in a labour market that is not very inclined to employ them. They are more vulnerable to poverty in terms of living conditions when they leave home and when their own children are born.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques in its journal Economie et Statistique.
Volume (Year): 383-384-385 (2005)
Issue (Month): (December)
Multiple Dimensions of Poverty; Wage Differential by Age; Spain;
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