According to data released by Istat, in 2015 it is estimated that 4 million and 598mila individuals are in absolute poverty is the highest number since 2005. Poverty mainly affects large families and grows significantly among the young, while it remains stable among the elderly.
The incidence of absolute poverty remained essentially stable at the levels estimated in the last three years for families, with no statistically significant annual variations (6.1% of resident households in 2015, 5.7% in 2014, 6.3% in 2013), it grows however, when measured in terms of people (7.6% of the resident population in 2015, 6.8% in 2014 and 7.3% in 2013). it increases poverty in the North in foreign families – This trend in last year is mainly due to the increase in absolute poverty among families with 4 members (from 6.7 in 2014 to 9.5%), especially couples with 2 children (from 5.9 to 8.6% ) and among the families of only foreigners (from 23.4 to 28.3%), more numerous media. The incidence of absolute poverty increases to the North in terms of both families (from 4.2 to 5.0% of 2014) both of people (from 5.7 to 6.7%) especially for the widening phenomenon between the families of only foreigners (24.0 to 32.1%). Signs of deterioration are also recorded among families who reside in the municipalities of metropolitan area center (the incidence increases from 5.3 in 2014 to 7.2%) and among those with a reference person aged 45 to 54 years of age (from 6.0 to 7.5%). the incidence of absolute poverty diminishes with increasing age of the reference person (the minimum value, 4 , 0%, among households with a reference person ultrasessantaquattrenne) and its qualification (if it is at least graduated from the incidence is just over a third of that recorded for those who have at most a primary school certificate). it extends the ‘ incidence of absolute poverty among households with a reference person employed (from 5.2 in 2014 to 6.1%), particularly if workers (from 9.7 to 11.7%). Remains low among households with a reference person leadership, framework and employed (1.9%) and retired from work (3%). Also the relative poverty remained stable in 2015 in terms of households (2 million 678 thousand, equal to 10.4% of resident households from 10.3% in 2014) while increasing in terms of people (8 million 307 thousand, 13.7% of residents from 12.9% in 2014). Similar to what happened to poverty ‘absolute poverty in 2015’ relative ‘more’ widespread among large families, particularly among those with 4 components (from 14.9 in 2014 to 16.6%) or 5, and more ‘(from 28.0 to 31.1%). the relative incidence of poverty increases among households with a working-class reference person (18.1% from 15.5% in 2014) or of age’ between 45 and 54 (11.9% from 10.2% in 2014). Also worsen the conditions of households with aggregate members (23.4% in 2015 from 19.2% in 2014) and those with reference person seeking employment (29.0% from 23.9% in 2014), especially in the South (38.2% from 29.5% in 2014) which are relatively poor almost four out of ten families. Padoan: government committed to improving conditions – “the government is committed to improving the living conditions of citizens”, including through the reduction in the tax burden, “and create jobs. employment is the first engagement means of” inequality, emphasizes Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan, speaking to Confcommercio.The commitment of the Government on employment, he said, “is unprecedented in the last 20 years.”