Vulnerable social groups: Before and after the crisis

Briefing on the situation of vulnerable social groups. Vulnerable social groups are groups of people considered to be at risk of poverty or social exclusion because of physical disabilities, age factors, ethnic origins, lack of housing, or substance abuse. These people, who were already struggling with financial, social and employment difficulties before the 2008 economic crisis, have become further disadvantaged, and the gap between them and the rest of society has grown even wider.

Author: European Parliamentary Research Service

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Governmental / Institutional / Public Health Statutory Body Document, Policy & Policy Analysis, Research
Employment, occupational health, adult education, youth employment, Financial security, social protection, social inclusion, access to care, poverty, Groups that experience vulnerability: women, ethnic minorities, LGBTI+, migrants, disability

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