Five million people are still living in ‘absolute’ poverty in Italy

While the figures seem to show poverty is no longer on the increase in Italy, this also means poverty levels in the country remain at a record high.

And the number of families living in poverty increased to around three million, or 1.8 percent, the highest since Istat records began in 2005 and double the pre-crisis rate.

Istat defines absolute poverty as being unable to buy goods and…
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