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Poland records less poverty, better conditions for children

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Poverty in Poland has gone down and the situation of children has improved, Polish news agency PAP reports, citing data by the Central Statistical Office (GUS).

According to the statistics agency, the percentage of Poles living below the poverty threshold was down from 18% in 2010 to 15% today, with a marked improvement in the living conditions of children.

The report sets the percentage of poverty-endangered children in Poland at only 13% compared to 2010, considerably below the 20% EU average. They report noted that the improved situation of children is, among others, the effect of the introduction of new family aid programs in recent years.

The report also said that despite improvements in housing over the past decade, housing standards in Poland remain below the EU average, with 38% of Poles living in overcrowded conditions (48% in 2010).

Also, 8% of Poles live in quarters without bathrooms, with leaking roofs and insufficient light, the report said (13% in 2010).

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