One in five Lithuanians at risk of poverty – Baltic News Network

In Lithuania, the rate at risk of poverty was 20% last year, and 1 in 5 Lithuanians was at risk of poverty, informing public broadcasters LRTreferring to the Lithuanian Statistics Agency.

“Compared to 2020, the proportion at risk of poverty has decreased by 0.9% and 2.9% over the four years,” said Inga Masiulaitite Škević, Deputy Director General of the Lithuanian Statistics Agency. .

Last year, the poverty risk threshold was €483 per month for singles and €1,015 per month for families with two adults and two children under the age of 14. rural area.

The highest rate was recorded in the 65+ age group, at nearly 36%.

However, the highest risk of poverty was found to be for single mothers or single fathers with children, at least one of whom is under the age of 25. Her 7.5% of employed people were below the poverty risk threshold, compared to 50% of the unemployed.

According to Masiulaitytė–Šukevič, the country’s absolute poverty rate was almost 4%.

In addition, 36.4% of the population lived in households that could not afford a €380 contingency with their own resources. About 9% of households were unable to eat meat, fish or equivalent vegetarian diets at least every other day. Also, 33.5% of households were unable to spend at least her week away from home on vacation.

“Children at risk of poverty are not only forced to have limited leisure needs due to lack of funds, they are also undernourished and have to make ends meet, largely from second-hand clothes. I did,” said Masiulaitytė–Šukevič. One in five Lithuanians at risk of poverty – Baltic News Network

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