Four in 10 children aged up to 17 years old in Greece are at risk of poverty

..or social exclusion, Europe’s statistical agency has found, putting the crisis-hit country at the top of the eurozone child poverty scale.In a report published on Monday to mark Universal Children’s Day,
European Union’s statistical agency puts Greece at the top of Eurozone’s child poverty and the 3rd highest position in European Union behind Romania and Bulgaria.Specifically, 37.5 percent of children aged up to 17 years old in Greece are living in households with at least one of the following three conditions: At-risk-of-poverty after social transfers, severely materially deprived or with very low work intensity.
Greece also saw the highest rise in the number of at-risk children in the period between 2010 and 2016, growing 8.8 percent from a pre-crisis level of 28.7 percent.