The risk of child poverty increases by 35.5% in households where only one parent works

Barcelona, 18 February 2020

  • The dossier Objective: To Palliate Child Poverty, published by ”la Caixa” Social Observatory, analyses the close links between child poverty, the employment market and public monetary assistance.
  • Employment is a determinant of child poverty, even in times of prosperity. In 2008, the risk of anchored poverty among children living in households where only one parent had a job was 35.5%, while in 2018 the figure stood at 48.1%, an increase of 35.5%.
  • Spain has one of the highest child poverty rates in Europe. In 2018, 29.9% of children lived below the anchored poverty threshold in our country, a figure higher than before the crisis.

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