Economic poverty rates in Poland in 2019

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The year 2019 brought an improvement in the material situation of households in Poland, which was reflecting in a slight decrease in the economic poverty rates, including extreme poverty (from about 5% in 2018 to about 4% in 2019). The decrease in extreme poverty concerned mainly households most at risk of poverty, i.e. households living mainly on social benefits (other than pensions) and households with at least 3 children under 18 years of age, residents of rural areas and small towns.