Over two million “living in poverty in Portugal”

Between 2009 and 2014, 116,000 people joined the legions of Portuguese living in poverty – bringing today’s totals to over two million citizens. “Unequal Portugal”, a study by the Francisco Manuel dos Santos foundation, found that a quarter of the nation’s ‘new poor’ are children, and that a million workers earn the minimum wage (€530 a month). According to the European Commission, this is a 60% increase on the tally for 2014.