Poverty in the Basque Country

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Poverty in the Basque Country and Poverty Reduction Measures

Poverty in the Basque Country

After the Great Recession, there is a wide debate about the implementation of Minimum Income Schemes (MIS) in order to reduce poverty. In this article we analyze the evolution of poverty and inequality in the Basque Country between 2008 and 2016, as well as the impact of the Basque MIS. To do so, we use the Survey of Poverty and Social Inequalities (EPDS). We find that, even if the MIS helps mitigate the consequences of the recession, both poverty and inequality are higher in 2016 than in 2008.