Eurostat: At risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU27 in 2011

In 2011, 27% of children aged less than 18 were at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU27

In the EU27, children are at greater risk of poverty or social exclusion than the rest of the population. In 2011, 27% of children aged less than 18 were at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU27, compared with 24% of adults (aged 18-64) and 21% of the elderly (aged 65 and over).

These figures come from a report published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union and are
based on data from the EU Statistics on Income and Living Condition (EU-SILC) survey. Among others, the report looks at several factors affecting child poverty, such as the composition of the household in which the children live and the labour market situation of their parents.

The report is available in this link.