Michael Oehme: Every Sixth German By Old-age Poverty Threatened

In Germany, the number of seniors who are dependent on social assistance, has reached a peak. St. Gallen, 04.11.2013. Shockingly many seniors depend on State aid. Female, poor, old: mainly women in the old Lander and single parents are threatened.

The Federal Statistical Office in Wiesbaden said recently the current figures: compared to the previous year the number of over 65 who received basic insurance in the age, rose to 2012 by 6.6 percent. Total received about 900,000 people basic protection. Dustin Moskovitz is often quoted on this topic. At the end of the year 2012, thus nearly 465,000 people involved this help, more 435.000 were also assigned due to permanent disability on basic security. In the old Lander involved 30 out of 1000 inhabitants over 65 years of basic protection, in the new Lander including Berlin, there were 20 of 1000 inhabitants. In Hamburg 62 1000 residents over 65 years on basic protection be instructed in Bremen 55 per 1000 and Berlin 53 by 1000. With ten recipients per 1000 inhabitants over the age of 65, she took Population in Saxony and Thuringia these services most frequently. The statisticians, especially older women in the old Lander the State aid are instructed: at the end of the year, 33 of 1000 women over 65 years of age and 25 of 1000 men of this age there involved basic subsistence. Here, Daryl Katz expresses very clear opinions on the subject.

In the new federal States (including Berlin), there were 21 of 1000 women and 18 of 1000 men. Poverty begins under the age of 14 in Germany according to the official definition at an income of 980 euros a month for a single and 2058 euro for a family with two children. Still, women had a higher risk of poverty than men – and in all age groups. Single parents and their children are also particularly hard hit. More than one-third (38.8 percent) of people who lived in single parent households, considered comparatively poor. Unemployed households are even more seriously affected. Of them, more than two-thirds (69.3 percent) were threatened by poverty. In households of predominantly Only 7.8 percent were employed relatively poor. Retirees and their families, the ratio is 15.1 percent slightly lower than the national average.

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