Poor germany

According to the Poverty Atlas, Germany’s "Speckgurtel" are located in the south, and the risk of poverty is highest in the east

In the south people are relatively well off. According to the regional poverty atlas of the Paritatischer Gesamtverband, only 11 and 10 percent of the people in the bacon districts of Bavaria and Baden-Wurttemberg, respectively, are at risk of poverty. 10 percent are at risk of poverty. The most severely affected are those between 18 and 25 years of age, as well as those with a low level of qualification (25 years and older), with a migrant background or without German citizenship. But it’s not just the North that’s at risk.

Calculations made by the Federal Statistical Office on the basis of microcensus data for 2007 show that in the new federal states almost one in five (19.5%), in the old federal states almost one in five (19.5%), in the new federal states almost one in five (19.5%), and in the old federal states almost one in five (19.5%) "only" one in eight is at risk of poverty (12.9%); in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, almost a quarter (24.3%) and in Saxony-Anhalt, a fifth (21.5%) are at risk of poverty. In Germany as a whole, the rate is 14.3%. People are considered at risk of poverty if they have to live on less than 60 percent of the median income of the population.

If the state median is taken into account, however, the sometimes enormous differences are somewhat evened out, since poverty in Bavaria looks different from poverty in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Measured against the national median, 11 percent of Bavarians are at risk of poverty, and 13.6 percent against the national median. Measured by the regional median, even western federal states are in the lead: Hamburg with 16.8 is in first place, followed by Bremen 15.2 percent and Hesse 14.9 percent.

The risk-of-poverty threshold is 791 euros for single-person households and 1,661 euros for households with 2 adults and 2 children.661 euros in the western states (excluding Berlin), and in the eastern states 679 and. 1.425 euros. While in Baden-Wurttemberg a single person with an income below 831 Euro is considered to be at risk of poverty, in Saxony-Anhalt this is the case with an income below 655 Euro.

It is striking that only pensioners in the new federal states seem to be better off than those in the old federal states. At 9.3%, the age group of 65 and older is below the rate of 11.9% in the west. Otherwise, unsurprisingly, the unemployed and single parents with their children are most at risk of poverty. poor. Similar differences can be found here as well. In Baden-Wurttemberg, for example, 40.3 percent of the unemployed were at risk of poverty in 2007, while in Saxony-Anhalt the figure was 66 percent.

According to the income wealth ratio, i.e. the proportion of people whose equivalence income is more than 200% of the median equivalence income of the population (in private households), it is not Baden-Wurttemberg and Bavaria that are in the lead, but Hamburg and Hesse.

"We have allowed ourselves to be blinded for far too long by average nationwide ratings", Says Ulrich Schneider, chief executive officer of the Paritatic Association. "Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany is no longer divided into two parts, but at least three, and is more divided than ever before in terms of poverty. When the poorest region has a poverty rate four times as high as the richest, this has nothing to do with equal living standards."

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