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The number of poor people in Hungary has decreased by more than one million according to the EU measurement, their proportion is lower than the EU average, our improvement is one of the largest among the member states!
Piroska Szalai's labor market analyst's writing:
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According to the EU measurement, the number of poor people has decreased by more than one million, in Hungary their proportion is lower than the EU average, our improvement is one of the largest among the member states.
(This paper also and other similar mini - analyzes can be read atwww.szalaipiroska.hupage.)
One of the 5 main objectives of the EU2020 strategy is the fight against poverty (alongside employment, research, energy, education). To measure this, EUROSTAT uses a complex indicator of poverty or social exclusion. The organization always publishes the values by indicating the year of data collection (ie the year after the reference year). From these figures, the United Nations, UNICEF and other international organizations also produce reports on child poverty. So the “Statistics on Income and Living Conditions” - i.e. EU-SILC data tend to get a lot of echo. For these statistics, the CSO collects data in the “Household Budget and Living Conditions Survey”.
People at risk of poverty or social exclusion are those who have at least 1 of the following 3 factors:
- relatively poor: living in a household where the household's income (ie all household income, not just earnings from work) does not reach 60% of the median equivalent income. We are better than the EU average.
- very low work intensity: living in a household where people of working age (here: 18-59 years old) have spent less than 20% of their potential working time. Our indicator is better than the EU average.
- severely deprived: at least 4 of the following 9 consumption items are forced to give up for financial reasons. (Unable to cover late payment, unexpected expenses, financially do not have a telephone, color TV, washing machine, car, one week holiday per year, meat consumption every two days and adequate heating of your apartment.) - we had very high values, currently the EU average (5.5%) we are one and a half times (8%)
️ In the coming days, I plan to present each factor in detail in separate posts.️
The EU2020 strategy set a target in 2010 to reduce the number of poor or at risk of social exclusion in the EU by 20 million by 2020. A reduction of almost 12,000 people was achieved by 2019, and the data for 2020 are still to be seen. The Hungarian commitment was a decrease of 450,000 compared to the base year of 2008. In 2008, 2,794,000 people were affected, in 2020 1,695,000, ie two and a half times the targeted reduction of 450,000 people, and the number of people affected decreased by 1,099,000. Together with Hungary, a total of 9 countries (Hungary, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Slovenia and Lithuania) have fulfilled their commitment by 2019, but there are also 10 countries where the number and proportion of stakeholders has not only improved but exceeds the 2008 value. 21 Member States made concrete commitments, we targeted the 6th largest reduction.
The proportion of people in society was 29.9% in 2010, 6 percentage points higher than the EU average of 23.9%, which was only enough for 22nd place. 2019 is the last known value for the Member States, here we have already moved to 12th place in this indicator.
Since 2018, we have been better than the EU average. We know our 2020 data from the CSO's communication, and we are expected to make further progress. Since 2010, the improvement in Hungary has been the second most significant after Bulgaria, and if we look at the period between 2013 and 2019, we have achieved the largest rate reduction among the member states.
The share of those affected increased steadily between 2008 and 2013, which can be explained mainly by the increase in the burden of foreign currency loans and the decrease in employment, as well as high unemployment. The proportion of the severely deprived has risen the most, including those unable to cover their unexpected expenses, and the proportion of arrears has risen sharply. I will show this in a next post.
Previous articles in the series:
The decrease in the proportion of low-income earners was the second largest in Hungary between 2010 and 2018!
The Orbán government has significantly reduced the gap between the poorest and the richest!
This is how the purchase value of wages has changed over the last 30 years!
Psychological limit! The average salary is over 400,000!
Turning point! By 2020, fertility has reached pre-Bokros package levels!
In 2020, the average gross monthly salary in Hungary will exceed HUF 400,000!
By 2020, we have met the target of an employment rate of 75% in the 20-64 age group!
The minimum wage will increase from February, and a further increase is expected from July
Unemployed people have the highest employment in Hungary!
How is a young person under 25 taxed?
According to the OECD register, the real value of the minimum wage increased the most in Hungary after Lithuania between 2010 and 2019
Net minimum wage increased by 85-170% and net guaranteed minimum wage by 108-190% between February 2010 and February 2021
The rate of marriages per thousand people reached the 1985 level in 2020, with this
The ten million forint microcredit is a real help!
Hungarian workers and especially Hungarian women are among the best!