Poverty rate lowest since 2003, report finds

18.11.2011                      21.Cheschwan. 5772

Armuts-Bericht:

Poverty rate lowest since 2003, report finds

Annual poverty report says 20% of families, a third of children living below poverty line, but shows minor signs of improvement.

The country has reached its lowest poverty levels since 2003, but still has significant problems in wealth disparity and impoverished children, according to the 2010 Poverty Report released on Thursday.
Twenty percent of Israeli families – some 1.7 million people – live in poverty. Among them are 873,000 children, about a third of the country’s youth, according to the document….