A significant increase in the risk of poverty among the working age population is one of the most tangible social consequences of the economic crisis in Europe.

Even if unemployment is gradually reduced as currently projected, this may not be enough to reverse rising poverty, especially if wage polarisation continues, notably due to a rise in part-time work.

These are amongst the main findings of the European Commission's 2013 Employment and Social Developments in Europe Review, which analyses the difficult and increasingly diverse labour market and social conditions in Europe.

Cedefop is cited.


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