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Italy: Doom and gloom
  • Italy has the highest level in Europe of young people who are neither in education nor employment, at 23.9 percent, the study showed. In Italy's impoverished south, one in three people aged 15-29 fell into this group.

    The number of people living in families considered to be seriously deprived has doubled in the past two years to 8.6 million, or about 14 percent of the population, ISTAT said. Families who meet more than four of nine poverty indicators are considered seriously deprived. These include not being able to heat their home adequately, which affected one in five people in 2012 according to the report, twice as many as in 2010.

    The percentage of people in families who could not afford to eat a protein-based meal such as meat every two days rose to 16.6 percent in 2012 from 12.4 the previous year and 6.7 percent in 2010.

    About 14.9 million people, or a quarter of Italy's 61 million population, are living in families that meet three of more of ISTAT's poverty indicators.

    Just 57.6 percent of young people who graduated within the last three years are in employment, well below a European average of 77.2 percent, the data showed.

    Italians' purchasing power fell by 4.8 percent last year, an "exceptionally steep" decline caused largely by aggressive tax hikes aimed at strengthening public finances, following four years of smaller falls, ISTAT said.

    A traditionally high savings rate in Italy has dwindled steadily and is now far below those of France and Germany, with the situation becoming particularly acute in the poor south, the report said.

    Via: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/22/us-italy-economy-poverty-idUSBRE94L0AX20130522

    But, of course as some guys told us previously, if we look at this data properly, all this people just went into undegraund and invisible small manufacturing sector that store all the products in the basement not selling them, hence all the statistic data.

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  • the fact or the fact that less meat can be eaten, could have a positive effect on health. . . what the heck - Italy should be the first euro country exiting the euro and everything came back into the right fairway. Spaghetti Bolognese

  • Vitaliy, you should come in Italy, i'll make my wife cooking for you a 2 kilos Fiorentina Steak! :-)

  • @Vitaliy_Kiselev , you come to see Venice, the villas of palladium, Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet, the Dolomites, the coast of Italy, the islands Sardinia and Sicily ...

    touring Italy you can you tell that the locals are always full, in cities people travel with SUVs, that all Italians have at least two phones, one of which is Iphone, that most of us Italians, we live in villas .. .

    in Italy it is said, one grieves for dead, for the bugger alive

    even the Africans know a few tricks

    http://mattinopadova.gelocal.it/cronaca/2013/05/17/news/padova-nigeriano-falso-povero-girava-con-auto-di-lusso-1.7080537

  • @maxmizer

    touring Italy you can you tell that the locals are always full, in cities people travel with SUVs, that all Italians have at least two phones, one of which is Iphone, that most of us Italians, we live in villas .. .

    LOL

  • yes, come to Italy, it's like Willy Wonka's factory, except the chocolate river is running dry and the Oompa Loompa are committing suicide

  • Forty-eight percent of young Italians are ready to go abroad, while some 46.5 percent of those who do stay end up working in an area different from what they studied, according to the report by the Toniolo Institute and the Cariplo Foundation.

    http://www.thelocal.it/20131119/almost-half-of-young-italians-want-to-flee

  • @maxmizer

    touring Italy you can you tell that the locals are always full, in cities people travel with SUVs, that all Italians have at least two phones, one of which is Iphone, that most of us Italians, we live in villas...

    YOU should visit Italy.

    Exit your block, sooner or later.