Around one in 20 young people in Latvia socially deprived

In 2022, the severe material and social deprivation rate among young people (aged 15-29 years) in the EU was 6.1%. The rate was slightly higher (6.7%) among the total population (all people living in private households), according to recent Eurostat figures.

The highest shares of young people who faced severe material and social deprivation in 2022 were recorded in Romania (25.4%), Bulgaria (18.6%) and Greece (14.9%). In contrast, the rate was below 3% in 12 EU members: Slovenia, Austria, Luxembourg, Croatia, Poland, Czechia, the Netherlands, Estonia, Malta, Cyprus, Finland and Sweden.

Latvia is somewhere in the middle with 4,5% of people aged 15-29 years classed as socially deprived.

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Source dataset: ilc_mdsd11


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