In Spain, the different manifestations of poverty and social exclusion are a shortage of income, lack of decent housing, material deprivation, more difficult educational and healthcare paths due to hardships, poverty of families living in disadvantaged environments, and limited or truncated access to basic services. In 2019, a total of 11,875,000 people, which represents 25.3% of the Spanish population, are at risk of poverty and / or social exclusion.
Poverty Watch Main Findings
Most affected groups
Young people & children
The unemployed & with low-education
– Preparation for future epidemic shocks must be guaranteed, in better conditions to protect the population in the diversity of
situations that exist.
– Ensure universal and free access to medical care and health and public health resources.
– A consolidated and universal health system is also essential.
– Mental health and oral health should fully become part of the universal healthcare system.
- Income protection:
– Minimum Vital Income
– Ensuring fair working conditions and decent living standards for all workers & reduce in-work poverty.
– Income guarantee policies should contemplate corrective actions for gender
- Sustainability, digitalisation
– It is utterly important to develop skills to embrace the digital economy in the labour market.
– We must also demand the responsibility of the authorities in
the defence and protection of non-renewable and renewable natural
resources, both in Spain and abroad, increasing technological investment for
innovation and the creation of new jobs with this perspective.
La Red de Lucha contra la Pobreza y Exclusión Social en el Estado Español
Calle Tribulete, 18 28012 Madrid
Tel: +34 917 860 411
E-mail: eapn (@) eapn.es