Child poverty and the social integration income in Portugal: the same problem, different trends

  • Fernando Diogo Universidade dos Açores

Abstract

This paper focuses on the finding that the proportion of children (0-17 years) among the recipients of Social Integration Income (RSI) has been consistently declining for several years in contrast to a persistently high child poverty rate. This contradiction is demonstrated thru the use of RSI data cross-referenced with INE statistics on child poverty (ICOR-EU-SILC), measured by monetary poverty. A hypothesis is developed to explain this contradiction based on the legal transformations of the RSI and the difficulty of the state to develop measures of social support with impact on child poverty.

Author Biography

Fernando Diogo, Universidade dos Açores

Professor Auxiliar

Departamento de Sociologia

CICS.NOVA.UAC e CICS.UAC

 

Published
2018-03-28
Section
Artigos