• Nearly 5 million people in absolute poverty in 2016, stable data according to Istat
  • Istat, less and less housewives. Those young people live in poverty


17 July 2017A country where the number of self-employed workers is among the highest in Europe (more than 22.6%), young people between 15 and 24 who do not have and do not seek work (the so-called NEETs) reach the EU record 19.9% ??(the European average is 11.5%), the difference between working men and women is 20.1%, and the number of people living in extreme poverty (11.9%) is increased between 2015 and 2016, the only case in the EU with Estonia and Romania. the photograph of Italy offered by the 2017 survey on employment and social developments in Europe (ESDE) published by the Commission.

The report highlights not only the difficulties that young people encounter in entering the world of work, but also all the consequences that this entails.

In 2016, unemployment between the ages of 15 and 24 was 37.8%, down from 40.3% in 2015, but still the third in Europe after Greece (47.3%) and Spain (44.4 %). Those who manage to find a job, on the other hand, in more than 15% of cases have atypical contracts (between 25 and 39, in the United Kingdom it is less than 5%, 2014 data), it is "considerably more at risk of precariousness", and if you are under 30 you earn on average less than 60% of a worker over the age of 60. It follows that young Italians leave the family nest and have children between the ages of 31 and 32, later than ten years ago and much later than the EU average, which stops at around 26 years of age