40% of children in Israel are at risk of living in poverty
Statistics published by Israel's Bureau of Statistics (ICBS) state that almost a third of the Israeli population (29%) are in danger of living in poverty. This figure compares to a European average of 16%. The report also comments on the fact that only 53% of the adult population are able to cover their household expenses each month. (food, electricity, telephone etc.)
The report was released on the International Day of War on Poverty to highlight socioeconomic change within Israeli society.
- Children and the elderly are reported as being most at risk.
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