Poverty threatens big families, young breadwinners

  • 1998-11-12
  • Sandra L. Medearis
RIGA - Poverty in Latvia is meted out in superlatives and described in extremes of deprivation. A study by the United Nations Development Program, in partnership with the Ministry of Welfare, has shown the following people run the greatest risk of living in poverty: young breadwinners, breadwinners with little education, large families with the most children, unemployed people nearest retirement age and breadwinners with the lowest pay. Add families with single parents, usually, but not always females, and the disabled. Members of the UNDP task force and Welfare Minister Vladimirs Makarovs ...
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