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One in five Greek households faces risk of poverty
www.chinaview.cn 2005-06-24 00:00:51

  ¡¡ATHENS, June 24 (Xinhuanet) -- Around 21 percent of Greek households is facing the risk of poverty, a survey by the National Statistics Service said on Friday.

    The survey, conducted on a sample of 14,960 members of Greek households for the year 2003, showed that 21 percent of Greeks faced the danger of poverty, up from 20 percent in 2002. Excludingsocial transfers, the rate rose to 22.3 percent, NSS said in the report.

    The statistics service said it set the poverty limit, based on income, at 4,741.12 euros per person and at 9,956.35 euros per married couple with two children.

    Around half Greek households (46 percent) reported being unableto handle emergency and necessary spending, while 52 percent said they could not afford one week of vacation during the summer.

    One in five households (19 percent) said it could not fully cover the cost of heating, while 37 percent reported financial difficulty in paying their fixed monthly expenses (house rent, telephone cost and electricity bills). Enditem

    

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