As a result of the corona crisis, the economy is about to fall into recession, unemployment is rising and social security is being invoked more. Furthermore, it can be expected that part of the working population has (temporary) less income. However, Netherlands is doing some good efforts to reduce poverty rates, as the minimum wage and minimum income have been increased in July and a next increase is planned in January.
Poverty Watch Main Findings
Most affected groups
People with low education
Part-time workers and self-employed
- A rental freeze for the next 5 years and more affordable rental houses that meet all the demands of the time. Here the extra tax that millionaires are willing to pay and countering avoidance could be used to cover the costs. People can no longer survive without the allowances, but you can improve the rules of the game and thus not further increase poverty.
- Affordable housing
- Reduce the working poor rate and increase quality of jobs (and restrain bureaucracy)
- Reduce poverty among the elderly
- Increase solidarity and social justice
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