Living conditions and poverty

The indicators relating to people's economic situation and living conditions – whether in terms of income, dependence on social welfare or housing – help us understand the socioeconomic integration of the individuals concerned. The living conditions also provide information on the degree of progress of each population group in the integration process, and the material difficulties they face.

Help for interpretation: With the exception of the poverty rate among employed persons, the population with a migration background fares less well than the population without such a background on all indicators in the area of 'living conditions and poverty'. The first generation is less well placed than the population without a migration background in terms of poverty rate, difficulty making ends meet and housing deprivation. The second or subsequent generations are more likely to have difficulty making ends meet and have worse housing conditions in terms of facilities and noise disturbance than the population without a migration background.


Federal Statistical Office Section Demography and Migration
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CH-2010 Neuchâtel



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