In Norway, the share of people living below the poverty threshold has increased in recent years. Measured with persistent low income (EU60), the share increased from 7.7 percent in 2011 to 9.8 percent in 2018. This is equivalent to 485 800 people.
Poverty Watch Main Findings
Most affected groups
Recipients of social service benefits
Children in poor families
- The Nav ombudsman, or public advocate, that has been established must be independent and take care of two main functions. First, it must function as a low-threshold support service, which safeguards the users’ legal security and interests vis-à-vis Nav. Secondly, the Nav ombudsman must contribute to quality assurance and further improvement of Nav’s work, based on information from users and knowledge of structural issues.
- A more flexible work assessment allowance (AAP)
- Additional support to the most vulnerable
- Comprehensive plan against child and family poverty
- Equal access to health services
- More people in work through qualification programs and wage subsidies
- Strengthening the Labor and Welfare Administration (Nav)
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