One in four Greeks in severe material deprivation; a eurozone outlier

Photo by Harry van Versendaal
Photo by Harry van Versendaal

Greece has the sixth highest rate of severe material deprivation among 30 European countries, with the lack of access to basics rising substantially for almost all age groups last year, according to new data from the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

ELSTAT’s annual “Living Conditions in 2012” report shows that material deprivation, which is measured in nine categories (e.g. inability to afford adequate heating of a dwelling or to purchase durable goods), rose again last year – as it has been doing ...

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