Wednesday, May 27, 2009

POVERTY IN GERMANY

"Anyone who's living off less than 60% of the median household income is defined by the E.U. and the German government as living in poverty. In Germany, that's around $1,066 per month for a single person or $2,240 for a couple with one child. Some of the hardest hit by Germany's increasing poverty levels are children. It's estimated that there are more than 3 million German children living in poverty; in Berlin alone, up to 36% of all children are poor. "The gap between the rich and poor is wider than ever and more children have been plunged into poverty," says Bernd Siggelkow, a pastor who runs the Arche project in Berlin to help children in need. "People who claim state benefits are stigmatized by society and in the past children were simply forgotten by politicians." (Yahoo News, 25 May) RD

1 comment:

aberfoyle said...

In a society evolved around wealth there is always going to be the so called impoverished.THAT POVERTY IS ASSOCIATED WITH WEALTH.

In a society that is not associated with wealth, a Socialist society, is one free of the injurious effects of gain.One free to persue our given right to life and sharing, and our right to humanity no matter our standing or race.

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