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Poland as a leader in the fight against social disparities


Poland took a high 30thplace in the first Human Capital Index of the World Bank. What is more, the report prepared by international experts of Oxfam demonstrates that our country is the world leader in terms of expenditures for fighting against social disparities. That is not all. As results from the most recent Eurostat data, poverty among Polish children is ev


A lower risk of poverty or social exclusion, in particular among children


The Poles are better off – this fact is confirmed both by the statistics (inter alia: Central Statistical Office of Poland (GUS), Eurostat) and international rankings. In 2016, nearly 6.5 million persons were still at risk of relative poverty in Poland. Their number decreased by 872 thousand a year after. The situation of children has improved significantly. The number of those benefiting from social aid has decreased as well.



Fighting against poverty on all fronts


Poland records the greatest decrease in the risk of poverty or social exclusion in the European Union.


We are building a digital Poland together with families


In the past, any matter had to be dealt with personally, while any application – including a set of certificates which take much time to prepare – had to be submitted in paper. Nowadays, everything can be completed faster and more efficiently with the use of the Internet. For 3 years now, the Ministry of Family has been the leader in the introduction of modern IT solutions to make life easier for Polish families.


Economic Forum in Krynica with meetings about health, labor market and family


The XXVIII edition of the Economic Forum took place on 4-6 September 2018 in Krynica. It was the most important meeting of people from the world of politics and business from Central and Eastern Europe. The event which was attended by the Management of the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy was titled "Europe of common values ​​or Europe of common interests?".


Unemployment in July the lowest in years


In July, the registered unemployment rate remained at a record low level of 5.9%,” the Statistics Poland informed, confirming the estimates of the Ministry of Family.


New Competition – Quality Mark of Social and Solidary Economy


The competition for the award of the Quality Mark of Social and Solidary Economy 2018 has been launched. Applications may be submitted by social cooperatives of natural persons and social economy entities benefiting from repayable financial support under the European Social Fund.


The number of places for the little ones will increase 70%


As much as 143 thousand places of care for children can be functioning by the end of 2018. This is an increase of over 70% since 2015. In just 2.5 years, the number of care institutions for children up to three years old in Poland increased 49%, from less than 3 thousand to almost 4.5 thousand institutions.


More family assistants with full-time jobs


In 2017, over 80% of family assistants worked on the basis of contracts of employment. This is an increase of 7 percentage points compared to 2016. The number of family assistants is also growing. In 2017, almost 4 thousand assistants were working with families.


Higher benefits for disabled people and their carers


The Council of Ministers adopted a regulation on increasing benefits for families. The assistance allowance will increase for the first time in 12 years. The benefits for carers of people with disabilities, which have not been increased since their introduction, will also be higher.

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