Poverty : assessment on the French Riviera

Posté ven 23/03/2001 - 00:00
Par admin

In the Alpes-Maritimes 111.000 people are living in precarious financial conditions : that's the assessment that has been done by Prefect Jean-René Garnier during the month meeting organized with services which are struggling against exclusion. More in details, 99.000 people are living under the poverty line (3.650 francs per month), that is to say a bit less than 10% of the population. This percentage may be favourable to the Riviera (the national rate is 15%). But, you have to add 12.000 pensioners of more than 65 years old living in precarious financial conditions. The result is 111.000 (11% of the population, a rate which is still under the national average).Other figures that show poverty in the department : 20.860 beneficiaries of the RMI; 35.000 people who depend on social allocations; 6.000 families poorly housed and 13.000 families overburdened with debts. A occasion to remind that the Riviera, even if it is better ranked than other French regions in that field, is not only the region of rich people...

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