Combatting In-Work Poverty - Compendium of Promising Practices - Gender

While employment can indeed shield those who can work from poverty, this only happens if quality work indicators are met, including a decent level of wages. EAPN members on the ground often witness the spreading of in-work poverty, that is, people experiencing poverty despite having a job. In fact, in 2017, 9.6% of the people in employment were living under the poverty threshold, corresponding to over 32 million workers at risk of poverty. In-work poverty increased by 1.1% at the EU-28 level between 2008 and 2017 (Eurostat 2018), a trend also acknowledged by the Annual Growth Survey 2019, and the Social Protection Committee Annual Report 2018. The rationale behind this Compendium is to draw from experience of people directly involved in these processes to offer an overview of what seems to be working in the fight against in-work poverty

European Anti-Poverty Network – EAPN

Direct Link to Full 32-Page December 2018 Publication:

https://www.eapn.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/EAPN-CompendiumEAPN-V4_nobleed-00.pdf

Sourec: WUNRN – 20.02.2019