September 16, 2019
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 In GLIMUN2019: Eradication of Poverty

Olivia Ahrens

Belgium

UNDP

 

Belgium has many poverty problems even though they are a very rich country.13.5% of the population lives in poverty and has a low-income rate. The young adults in Belgium mainly have trouble making money and living. Six percent of the Belgian population experienced severe material deprivation. Compared to other countries in Europe, Belgium has a very low poverty rate of entry, but an even lower poverty exit rate, which could be a terrible combination in regards to the future.

They were not allowed to have the materials to keep safe, warm, or even the proper nutrients to survive. Many of these people are struggling with shelter and diets. Six percent of the Belgian population experienced severe material deprivation. Over the last few years, poverty in Belgium has slowly decreased. The government has helped this by providing homes and having lower taxes. This also decreased by a higher economy and more jobs.

Fifteen percent of the Belgian population lives in poverty. Only 3.7 percent of the population falls into the lowest 10 percent of Belgian’s income levels, which is a sign of good progress. Belgium is the economic and political powerhouse for Europe. It also has a strong interest in foreign affairs and is involved in most of the programs that are helping with other countries’ poverty rates.

Works Cited:

https://borgenproject.org/facts-about-poverty-in-belgium/

 

https://statbel.fgov.be/en/news/poverty-indicators-belgium-2017-eu-silc

 

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