Observatory

The young are the first victims of poverty. In France, a child out of five lives in precarious environments. In the world, 50% of the children are very poor. If the youth in France suffer notably from their parents’ financial weaknesses – which mostly impacts......

Every year, 100 000 teenagers leave school without a diploma. Despite the improvement in the past 10 years, much has yet to be done; especially when looking at a school’s role in providing equal opportunities to all. For this reason, the Break Poverty Foundation has......

According to the United Nations, 780 000 million people suffer from extreme poverty today. More precisely, more than 11% of the population live underneath the international poverty line, with less than 1.90 dollars a day. What is the reality behind these shocking rates? Poverty rates 3,4......

According to INSEE, there are 8,8 million poor people in France today, or in other words, 14% of France’s population. The most exposed or at risk of poverty are the youth, single-parent families, the unemployed, and the urban population. Poverty rates in france in 2018......

Useful links and resources on poverty in France and worldwide

Press :

Quand les entreprises se mobilisent contre la pauvreté, ça marche !

Break Poverty Foundation (September 2018)

Articles and Books :

Chômage, précarité : halte aux idées reçues. (Unemployment, precarity: ending pre-conceived ideas)

Jean François Yon (2016) Les Editions de l’Atelier

En finir avec les idées fausses sur les pauvres et la pauvreté. (Ending false ideas about poor people and poverty)

ATD Quart Monde (2016) Editions Quart Monde

La précarité. (Precarity)

Patrick Cingolani (2017) Que sais-je ?

Repenser la pauvreté. (Re-thinking poverty)

Abhijit V. Banerjee et Esther Duflo (2011) Editions Seuil

Les inégalités sociales. (Social inequalities)

Nicolas Duvoux (2017) Que sais-je ?

Eradiquer la misère, démocratie, mondialisation et droits de l’homme. (Eradicating poverty, democracy, globalisation and human rights)

Xavier Godinot (2008) PUF

Reports :

ONPES 2016

Report by the National observatory on poverty and social exclusion

Observatoire des Inégalités

Report on inequalities in France 2017

Fondation Abbé Pierre 2017

Annual report on poor housing conditions

Terra Nova 2017

Report on early childhood

World Inequality Lab

Report on global inequalities 2018