Eurostat: 31.000 children in Cyprus face poverty-social exclusion
31.000 children in Cyprus face poverty-social exclusion
The risk of poverty or social exclusion was faced by 24,7% of minors in the European Union in 2022, a figure corresponding to almost 20 million children and adolescents, according to data released by Eurostat, the EU statistical agency. In Cyprus, the percentage was at 18,1% (about 31 thousand children).
Compared to 2021, the pan-European rate saw a slight increase of 0,3 percentage points (pp). In Cyprus, the rate recorded a slight decrease of 1,1 p.m.
The highest percentages among Member States in 2022 were recorded in Romania (41,5%), Bulgaria (33,9%) and Spain (32,2%).
The lowest rates were recorded in Slovenia (10,3%), the Czech Republic (13,4%) and Denmark (13,8%).