Study: Extreme Poverty Rises in Greece



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A study conducted by Athens University of Economics and Business along with the Associate Professor of the University, Manos Matsaganis, showed that the percentage of Greeks that live in poverty has increased significantly. Some 14 percent of the Greek population lives in poverty for the year 2013, whereas in 2009 the percentage of those who lived in poverty was 2 percent of the country’s population.

Victims of this situation amount to 630,000 people who are unemployed and some 455,000 Greek households in which none of their members have a job. The survey suggests that this situation of extreme poverty was not only a result of the deep and constant recession.  The lack in an effective social mechanism that would protect and support those who have a low-income is another important and determining factor that led in the outburst of poverty in Greece.

In particular, within the frame of the memorandum the money that the Greek state invests in social mechanisms are scarce and as a result there is not an efficient Welfare State that could help those that cannot make ends meet.

According to the survey’s data, 22 percent of the Greek population has an income below 60 percent of the national median disposable income. The thing that is most worrisome, is that 14 percent of the Greeks have such a low-income that they cannot even provide themselves with the basics as they live under a regime of extreme poverty.


13 COMMENTS

  1. Interesting,this leftist newspaper always focuses only on unemployment and poverty in Greece but never mentioned the many privileged and extremely well doing Greeks,which form a significant percentage of the Greek population.

  2. Correct you are. Abed, take a drive to Kifissia and Ekali and you’ll see villas and mansions being surrounded by trees and gates. A lot of actors, singers politicians and businessman as well as white collar and blue collar wealthy people. It’s a transformation from the center of Athens.
    A lot of them (many from the States and abroad) have done very well here with their businesses and worked hard. Restaurant people, and white collar professionals. Others, well part of the LAMOGIA- who evaded taxes and also who stole- no need to play the same record over and over again,

  3. According to the survey’s data, 22 percent of the Greek population has an income below 60 percent of the national median disposable income. The thing that is most worrisome, is that 14 percent of the Greeks have such a low-income that they cannot even provide themselves with the basics as they live under a regime of extreme poverty.

    The New Democracy-PASOK coalition regime will feel the full wrath of the Hellenic electorate. The fate of the Venizelos-Samaras Junta shall be sealed at the May 2014 Greek municipal and EU parliamentary elections.

  4. All thanks to the two ruling SCUM from ND & PASOK and the “Greek Press” that kept them in power by never telling the Greek People the TRUTH of their criminality!
    Have the Press here no Shame??

  5. This is because the PRESS here is bought and paid for by the rich and this Gov’t of thieves and criminals. They care not for a free press, only favors.

  6. These are their armies of “Zombies” in reserve, ready to be deployed against all the “non-Greex” in the fake Grease when the people will (if!) finally revolt. The fertile soil and future cannon-meat for extreme xenophobic organizations like “Golden Down”

  7. Hey Skopian! Speaking of “fake” read the words of Skopia’s Foreign Minister Denko Maleski. He explains how Slavic Skopians invented a history because they lacked one.

    “The idea that Alexander the Great belongs to us was at the mind of some outsider groups only. These groups were insignificant in the first years of our independence. But the big problem is that the old Balkan nations have been learned to legitimate themselves through their history. In the Balkans to be recognized as a nation you need to have history of 2,000 to 3,000 years old. Since you (Greece) forced us to invent a history, we did INVENT it.”
    — (FYROM Foreign Minister Denko Maleski)

  8. A study by the Athens University. When did they have the time to do that while they were striking or wasting time at the cafe’?

  9. The fake “Macedonian” giving lectures about fake identity.

    ‘Why are we ashamed and flee from

    the truth that whole positive Macedonian revolutionary tradition comes exactly
    from exarchist part of Macedonian people? We shall not say a new truth if we
    mention the fact that everyone, Gotse Delchev, Dame Gruev, Gjorche Petrov, Pere
    Toshev – must I list and count all of them – were teachers of the Bulgarian
    Exarchate in Macedonia.’

    – former Prime Minister of FYROM, Ljubco Georgievski, 2007, in his book ‘Facing the truth’

    ‘The idea that Alexander the Great belongs to us was at the mind of some outsider groups only. These groups were
    insignificant in the first years of our independence. But the big problem is that the old Balkan nations have been learned to legitimize themselves through their history. In the Balkans to be recognized as a nation you need to have
    history of 2,000 to 3,000 years old. Since you (Greece ) forced us to invent a history, we did invent it.’

    – FYROM Foreign Minister Denko Maleski

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlDLmufGHqQ&feature=related

  10. You pretend to care about Greece but all you do here is demonize Greeks, Where is your voice in defense of Greeks when Skopians come trolling this website? Nowhere.

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