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Decline in population at risk of poverty
434 thousand persons or 22.9 % of the population of Latvia were at risk of poverty in 2018 – 0.4 percentage points less than in 2017.
The informative leaflet reflects at-risk of poverty rate and social exclusion indicators in Latvia, as well as dimensions of indicator (at-risk-of-poverty rate, low work intensity, severe material deprivation) are analysed based on the data acquired via annual survey European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC 2019). The leaflet contains tables and charts, as well as description of indicators characterising poverty and social exclusion.
In 2018, household disposable income increased by 11.7 %
Compared to 2017, in 2018 household disposable income increased by 11.7 %, reaching 546 euros per household member monthly. For the second year in a row, the growth rate of population income has been above 10 % (11.8 % – in 2017).
Just like in other European countries, demographic burden in Latvia is rising, therefore successful youth integration into the labour market becomes increasingly significant. This informative leaflet is aimed at characterising Latvian youth (aged 18–24) with the help of demographic, education, labour status, and health status indicators as well as statistics for other current issues.
The collection of statistics covers information on the number of children births and deaths, as well as age composition, state of health, education, social protection thereof, risk of material deprivation and monetary poverty in households with children, economic activity of children, use of information technologies, violence against children and children in conflict with law in 2018 and in comparison, with the previous years.
The brochure contains tables and graphs depicting information on the social and economic situation in Latvia. The data are based on the provisional statistical information and covers the year 2018 in comparison with the previous years.
The informative leaflet contains material deprivation indicators obtained from the annual survey European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC 2018).
The collection of statistics provides information on the results of the survey European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) conducted in 2018.
Last year, 35.7 % of households paid for usual necessary expenses with difficulty
In 2018 the share of households making ends meet with difficulty or great difficulty constituted 35.7 %, which is 7.9 percentage points more than in 2017.
23.3 % of Latvia population at risk of poverty
446 thousand persons or 23.3 % of Latvia population were at risk of poverty in 2017 – 1.2 percentage points more than in 2016.