CBS report paints grim picture as one third of Israel's population at risk of poverty compared with 16% in EU countries
About 31% of the Israeli population was at risk of poverty in 2010 compared to an average of 27% 12 years ago, and 16% in the European Union, the Central Bureau of Statistics reported Wednesday.
The data, which were released ahead of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, showed that 40% of Israeli children are at risk of poverty compared to 20% in the EU.
Source: 31% of Israelis at risk of poverty - Israel News, Ynetnews
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