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Hundreds of thousands in Slovakia have income below poverty line

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More than one-tenth of Slovakia's population are at a risk of poverty, reported local news agency SME citing a report by the National Bank of Slovakia.

According to the report, 615,000 people, about 11.4% of the population, are at risk of poverty.

Households facing the lowest risks of poverty are composed of just two adults. On the other hand, the largest poverty risks are faced by households with three or more children, single parents with young children and individuals over the age of 65.

The most resilient households are those with individuals below the age of 65, two adults and no children, from which at least one individual is over the age of 65. Even though there is a relative difference between the wages and pensions of men and women in Slovakia, single women face a 3.5 percentage point lower risk of poverty than single men. 

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