EUROPE/SPAIN - Not always employment is the way out of social exclusion

Monday, 2 March 2015

Cadiz (Agenzia Fides) - 24% of the population of the province of Cadiz (South of Spain) is in a situation of social exclusion, we are talking about 297,000 people. This reality affects more than 100,000 families in Cadiz. Of these 42,000 live in a situation of extreme poverty. The percentage of people who are at risk of social exclusion in the province is very similar to the rest of Andalusia and Spain.
However Cadiz is characterized by the fact that four out of five families have broken up, since one or more members have gone elsewhere in search of work and better living conditions. These data, sent to Fides from the Diocese of Cadiz and Ceuta, were presented to the press by the head of the diocesan Caritas and the Bishop of the diocese, His Exc. Mgr. Rafael Zornoza Boy, the result of tow years of analysis. A staff member of Caritas, at the presentation of the analysis, said: "Unemployment is the gateway for many families to poverty and social exclusion, but employment is not always the way out of social exclusion because the salary received is not sufficient to meet the minimum requirements of a dignified life". (CE) (Agenzia Fides 02/03/2015)