The severe material deprivation rate is an indicator that expresses the inability to pay for some articles considered by the majority as desirable or even necessary to lead an adequate life. The indicator measures the percentage of the population that cannot afford at least four of the following nine items: 1. pay their rent, mortgage or utility bills; 2. keep their home adequately warm in winter; 3. Face unexpected expenses; 4. eat meat or proteins regularly; 5. go on holiday; 6. a television set; 7. a washing machine; 8. a car; 9. a telephone.
What future lies ahead for millennials? We will be discussing this question
with Fabrizio Bernardi, Professor of Sociology at the European University
Institute. From 29 November to 1 December, at CaixaForum Madrid. Event
How can we put an end to the intergenerational transmission of poverty? We
analyse proposals that defend universal child benefit and other policies
that propose selective benefits for poor families with children.