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Poverty in Italy

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Absolute poverty growing again

In 2020, just over two million households lived in absolute poverty with an incidence of 7.7% (from 6.4% in 2019), for a total number of over 5.6 million individuals (9.4% of the total to 7.7% in 2019).

After the improvement of 2019, in the year of the pandemic, absolute poverty has increased reaching the highest level since 2005 (first year of the time series).

The number of households in conditions of relative poverty below the threshold was just over 2.6 million (10.1% of the total, 11.4% in 2019).

Reference period: Year 2020

Date of Issue: 01 July 2021

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