Analysis of social needs of children
Deprivations during childhood become unequal opportunities in adulthood. Understanding the conditions in which this population segment lived prior to the covid-19 crisis can help to prepare for the future.
For children, poverty often involves material deprivation and it is more chronic in nature than it was a decade ago.
The situation in Spain
In Spain, prior to the covid-19 crisis, two out of every ten minors were already living in households suffering labour precarity: households where at least one member is working, but household income is below the poverty threshold.
The situation in Europe
Analysis prior to covid-19 shows that 21% of minors in Spain lived in households that suffer from labour poverty, while the European average is lower (15%).
Expenditure on social protection assigned to “family and children” in Spain (1.3% of GDP) is extremely low in comparison with the European average, which is almost double (2%).