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Unemployment among ethnic minority youths in Holland passes 28%

February 11, 2013


The unemployment rate among people with an ethnic minority background rose to 15.5% last year, up nearly 2.5 percentage points on the previous year, the national statistics office CBS said on Friday. By contrast, the jobless rate among native white Dutch reached 5%, up from 4.2% in 2011. The increase was sharpest among the under-25s. […]

Polish health care system one of the worst in Europe

November 21, 2012


Poland’s health care ranks 27th out of 34 medical services included in the 6th edition of the Euro Health Consumer Index (EHI): and it is continuing to deteriorate. Poland has slipped one place in the EHI from the last report issued in 2009 by the Swedish-based Health Consumer Powerhouse think-tank. The report, presented to the […]

Study: Sweden ‘fails’ at job market integration

November 20, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN THE LOCAL) Sweden is the second worst country in Europe when it comes to labour market integration, according to a new study from Stockholm University. “There is a lower rate of employment and higher unemployment among those who have been here for up to ten years compared to many other European countries,” sociologist […]

Financial crisis to blame for increased suicides in Italy

November 2, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN NEWS SERVICE-UMICH) The global financial crisis has contributed to an increase in the rates of suicide and attempted suicide for economic reasons in Italy, new research shows. By Ann Arbor.- A team of researchers, co-led by Roberto De Vogli, associate professor of health behavior and health education at the University of Michigan School […]

27% of Spanish children live below poverty line

October 24, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN CAMPOPULSE) Some 2,267,000 children in Spain live below the established poverty mark, according to a UNICEF report based on updated Eurostat data for 2011.   That’s 80,000 more than a year ago and represents 27.2% of the infant population of the country. Eurostat sets the poverty mark at 60% of the median individual […]

Poland marks rise in child poverty

October 24, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN LEWICA.PL) The number of people living in extreme poverty in Poland rose by 300,000 in 2011, with children most at risk, according to the Central Statistical Office (GUS).    “As the research shows, the arrival of the third child and every subsequent one increases the impoverishment of the family, and the greater the […]

French living standards hit by crisis, poverty rate

September 24, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN FRANCE 24) French living standards dropped in 2010 as the eurozone debt crisis hit, with the poverty rate climbing to its highest in 13 years, data from the national statistics office showed. The median per capita living standard in France in 2010 was 19,270 euros in 2010 ($24,364 at the current exchange rate), […]