Population at Risk of Poverty or Social Exclusion in Spain, According to the European Council Definition

8 Pages Posted: 19 Jun 2020

Date Written: March 5, 2020

Abstract

This article describes the concept of population at risk of poverty or social exclusion that is used to quantify the targets set in this respect for the countries of the European Union. Drawing on this definition, the article analyses how poverty in Spain has evolved. It also examines the factors that have contributed to poverty levels in Spain still being above the official targets for 2020 and the average of the rest of the countries of the European Union. Lastly, some aspects of the definition are identified that suggest that the concept of economic poverty should be addressed from several complementary standpoints.

Keywords: population at risk of poverty.

JEL Classification: I32, P36.

Suggested Citation

Lacuesta, Aitor and Anghel, Brindusa, Population at Risk of Poverty or Social Exclusion in Spain, According to the European Council Definition (March 5, 2020). Banco de Espana Article 7/20, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3628145

Aitor Lacuesta (Contact Author)

Banco de España ( email )

Madrid 28014
Spain

Brindusa Anghel

Banco de España ( email )

Alcala 50
Madrid 28014
Spain

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