The immigrant collective is one of the most vulnerable groups and, if we compare it with native workers, a significant income gap is revealed. In this report we analyse this population segment’s social needs before covid-19.
Luis Ayala and Rosa Martínez López, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos and EQUALITAS; Carolina Navarro Ruiz, UNED and EQUALITAS; Olga Cantó Sánchez and Marina Romaguera de la Cruz, Universidad de Alcalá and EQUALITAS;
The poverty risk rate for immigrants living in Spain (46% before covid-19), is clearly higher than that recorded for the same group across the whole of the EU-28 (29.1%). However, in comparison with the native population, Spain is not the country with the highest differences.
According to the MIPEX indicator, Spain obtains an average qualification of 60 points, which situates it in 11th position of the 38 included in the comparison with respect to integration: educational aspects, health, family reunification, and political participation.