More than a fifth of Greeks materially deprived, survey finds


Almost half of poor households in Greece were unable to afford a meal with meat, chicken or fish (or vegetarian equivalent) every second day and 63 percent of them were in payment arrears with utility bills in 2013, according to data on material deprivation published recently by the country’s statistical authority (ELSTAT).

The data, derived from the 2014 Survey on Income and Living Conditions of Households, found that 21.5 percent of the population was materially deprived in 2013, up from 20.3 percent on the previous year.

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