Health & Fit: Study: Poverty has increased significantly in Germany

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In Germany, according to a study by the Economic and Social Sciences Institute (WSI), the Hans Böckler Foundation, close to the union, has increased significantly in the past decade. The quota of the very poor people who have less than 50 percent of the middle income has increased by a good 40 percent between 2010 and 2019, the WSI reported in his distribution report 2022.

Trotz positiver Wirtschaftsentwicklung steigt die Armut in Deutschland immer weiter an. (Symboldbild) © Ralf Hirschberger/dpa published on Thursday Economic development increases the poverty in Germany. (Symbold picture) in 2019 were affected by poverty than ever before. From the study of the Economic and Social Sciences Institute (WSI)

and much suggests that Corona pandemic, the energy prices explosion and the Hohe Inflation would have further tightened this development in the following years. "In 2019, as many people in Germany were affected by poverty than ever before," summarized the authenticians of the distribution report, Dorothee Spannagel and Aline Zetto, the result of the study.

Households do not benefit from economic growth

Although the past decade had been shaped by good economic development and falling unemployment, the poor households would not have benefited from this. They fell even further. The poverty gap - i.e. the amount of an average poor household is missing in order to let the poverty line behind them - from 2968 euros in 2010 had grown to 3912 euros in 2019. (dpa)

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