Executive summary

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Executive summary


Social Inclusion

The indicators show that difficulty reaching the end of the month, or chronic poverty, is lower among this group than among the total population.

The situation in Spain

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The situation in Spain


Social Inclusion

Prior to the negative impact of covid-19 on the health of elderly people, the data available showed Spain ranking second in the EU, behind France, in terms of the greatest life expectancy for this group.

The situation in Europe

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The situation in Europe


Social Inclusion

Despite the poverty rate among elderly people being quite similar to the European average, it is important to highlight that in Spain, the  dwellings of elderly people present better living conditions than in other European countries.

Public policies

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Public policies


Social Inclusion

Spain is the European Union country with the greatest difference between the effect of monetary benefits on the poverty of the whole of the population and on that of elderly people, with a clear advantage in favour of the latter.