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Bulgaria ranks first among EU members when it comes to number of people at risk of poverty

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In 2017, 112.9 million people, or 22.5% of the EU population, were at risk of poverty or social exclusion, according to Eurostat. In Bulgaria 38.9% of the population are at such a risk, which places Bulgaria at the last place in the EU chart.

The share of women at risk of poverty or social exclusion in this country is 40.4%, while that for men is 37.2%. For people under 18 years of age - 41.6%; while that for people over 65 years - 48.9%. 30% of the Bulgarian population live in severe material deprivation, statistics show.


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