Ανάλυση στοιχείων και μέτρων φτώχειας σε χώρες της ΕΕ και διασύνδεση με δείκτες υγείας και κοινωνικούς παράγοντες
Analysis of deprivation data and measures and connection to social factors and health related issues in EU
In everyday life, "poverty" is defined as the inability to obtain a decent lifestyle. Therefore, the lack of basic levels of nutrition, clothing and housing is an obvious measure. However, what is considered adequate, what is needed is different depending on the time and society, and in this sense, poverty is relative. More specifically, poverty is defined in relation to the country's median income. Thus, the poverty line is set at 60% of the average income. In other words, people who earn less than 60% of their country's average income risk falling into the category of poor. According to European Union data, nearly 84 million Europeans live on the edge of poverty, which raises a number of problems for themselves and for the community as a whole. Poverty creates people with feelings of insecurity and harmful health conditions, as they find it difficult to meet basic living needs while having to live a specific lifestyle, which usually leads to negative phenomena. The purpose and purpose of this work is to highlight and analyze the impact of poverty on health indicators and social factors. Poverty is a global social problem that demands a solution. Through statistical analysis of the data it was observed that the most important findings have to do with the very large difference between the lowest and highest average income in each country, and it is observed that 50% of the population is in poor health and a significant proportion is suffering and from depression. The aim is to present as much evidence as possible and to initiate further investigation of this phenomenon.