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Workers over 50 are slipping increasingly into the social assistance

As of 2016, has also drawn last year, 3.3 percent of the population at least once a economic social assistance. Disproportionately, the share of 50 has grown to 64-Year-old – and, although they are better educated than the younger social assistance recipients. Besides the elderly, children and young people under 18 years of age, Divorced, and persons of foreign nationality have to rely most often on social assistance, such as Figures from the Federal office for statistics (BFS) from the Tuesday show.

In these population groups is the increased social assistance rate since 2011 is evenly: in the case of Minors, for example, the inside of 4.9 to 5.3, in the case of the foreigners, and foreigners from 6 to 6.3 percent. Divorced with a rate of 5.6 per cent is also significantly above the national average of 3.3 percent.

difficulty, back into work to find

The 50 to 64-Year-olds are still slightly below average, but that will change soon. The increased social assistance rate relatively drastically, from 2.5 to 3.2 percent, an increase of over a quarter. The increase goes according to the BFS on the account of long-term recipients: 2011 50 - to 65-Year-old on average, 41 months support, in 2017, it was 54 months, almost a third longer.

This is due to the difficulty of older workers back into the profession to integrate. Here, the needy, the elderly, and the senior qualified inside according to BFS is actually better than their younger TV: 57% of Pre-retirees have a completed vocational training or a University degree; in the case of the 18 - to 35-Year-old is only 42 percent, in the 36 - to 49-Year-old 54.

Caritas: poverty in half? – far from it!

Caritas Switzerland, warns of the constant rate of 3.3% dazzle: "The ratio of the Mean remains constant, the case numbers are increasing," she writes in a message from Tuesday. De facto, the poverty-to-take - in spite of the good economic situation and the advantage growth stick forecasts. "615'000 people in Switzerland are affected by poverty, and a further 600'000 living in precarious conditions".

"With the signing of the global Agenda by 2030, Switzerland has become a destination known to halve the poverty in their own country. (...) The statistics show that Switzerland is currently not able to reduce poverty, not to mention a halving".

Less contributions in the field of asylum

Since search, the number of asylum seekers has gone in 2017 fell the social events: 55'504 50'714. This was needed in the refugee area of social assistance: 2017 27'945 persons from this segment of the Population received social assistance, 2401 more than in the previous year. In both of these groups help rate the Social, between 85 and 90 percent.

refugees are not, of course, just the hollow of one's Hand, such as the BFS is able to prove: More than 40 percent of the Supported work in any Form; almost 20 percent are employed, 16 percent in education, 6,7 per cent take part in work integration and employment programs. (fal/sda)

Created: 18.12.2018, 15:19 PM

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