Saiba o estado actual da pobreza em Portugal

Setembro 6, 2010 às 6:00 am | Publicado em Relatório | Deixe um comentário
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O Relatório Conjunto sobre Protecção e Inclusão Social 2010 (Joint Report on Social Protection and Social Inclusion 2010) está disponível no site da Comissão Europeia e contém dados sobre Portugal. Apenas em inglês.

Eis como é descrita a situação actual em Portugal:

CURRENT SITUATION

A national definition has been approved under the framework of the 1st National Strategy for the Integration of Homeless People (NSIHP), and concerns those who are in the following situations:

Rooflessness – without a shelter of any kind, sleeping rough.

Houselessness – with a place to sleep but temporarily in institutions or shelter.

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In Portugal, an accurate number of homeless people is not known. However according to a study carried out in 2005 the homeless people in Portugal are, above all, men of active age (30-70 years), single and divorced, Portuguese citizens, with basic schooling, distributed essentially throughout the large metropolitan areas (Lisbon and Porto), followed by the mid-sized cities of Setúbal, Faro and Braga, Coimbra and Aveiro. Another emergent trend has been the growth of immigrants in their ranks, namely Eastern European migrants. Women are also affected by this phenomenon but are not as visible as they more often resort to other informal network support but also because institutional services for victims of domestic violence and for young mothers are not considered as services for the homeless.

The structural causes of homelessness seem linked to drug addiction, alcoholism and mental illness or family relationship rupture, often related to other causes like low levels of education, informal work market, unemployment, insufficient health system responses and difficulties in the individual’s access to adequate and affordable housing.

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