Thursday, September 18, 2008

74,000 Households in Amsterdam Living in Poverty

Poverty-stricken residents of Amsterdam are having increased difficulties in breaking out of this situation. Seventy-six percent of the 74,000 households which lived in poverty in 2007 have been in this situation for at least three years. According to Alderman Freek Ossel, problems resulting from poverty are worse among youngsters and non-Western immigrants.

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