Report

Austerity and Poverty in the European Union

This study provides to the Committee for Employment and Social Affairs of the European Parliament with an analysis of the speed and composition o

Publishing date
13 September 2014

Abstract

Europe faces major social challenges, in which fiscal consolidation may have played a role.

This Policy Department A study aims to provide the Committee for Employment and Social Affairs of the European Parliament with an analysis of the speed and composition of fiscal consolidation strategies.

It describes major social developments in Europe, with a focus on poverty, and considers and interprets the links between fiscal consolidation measures and social developments.

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