In 2019, more than 1.6 million people residing in Portugal, or about 16.2%, lived with attributes below the poverty risk threshold in 2019.
The data are advanced by PORDATA, this Sunday, in a report sent to Renaissance, to mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
This is the lowest value since 2000, while the highest rates were registered in 2003, 2013 and 2014, when poverty reached about one in five belonging.
In analyzing these data, O Father Jardim Moreira, president of the European Anti-Poverty Network, heard by Renaissance, warns that the numbers, however, have already worsened, because of the pandemic.
“Portugal is always late on issues that it does not want to know, namely, on social injustices. In terms of trade, data and certificates every month. These are not moving, because there are no timely answers to the problems”, he criticizes.
Of the 5.4 million households with income tax returns for 2019, about two out of five households lived on a maximum of 10,000 euros a year, or 833 euros a month.
Almost 40% of households comprising two adults with three or more children were at risk of poverty in 2019.
In the case of households of an adult with one or more children, in 2019, one in four was poor (25.5%).
About 24% of adults living alone, without children, were at risk of poverty in 2019.