Income and living conditions in Europe
This book is about the incomes and living standards of the people of Europe. The reader will learn about employment, income inequality and poverty, housing, health, education, deprivation and social exclusion. The chapters tell about how the workers of Europe earn their living, about the living arrangements of Europeans, about their social participation, and about the ways in which their incomes are affected by taxes and transfers. The book addresses many of the social issues confronting Europe. How much income poverty is there in Europe? Is inequality increasing? Does a job guarantee escape from income poverty?
How is Europe’s welfare state coping with the economic crisis?