December 2012, Andreas Höferl, Barbara Hauenschild, Susanne Halmer, 79 pages
A gap between poverty and wealth also exists in Carinthia. At least 55,000 people or 10 % of the Carinthian population are at risk of poverty. The situation also shows in Carinthia that work increasingly less protects against poverty. 23,000 people in Carinthia live as “working poor” and are at risk of poverty in spite of gainful employment, whereby this situation has a particular impact on children. Most recently, 16,100 children under 18 living in Carinthia were at risk of poverty. For many of them, this state of affairs will not improve in future, as poverty is passed on from one generation to the next. However, there are also changes at the other end of the social scale, as the number of Carinthian residents on a high income (over 200 % of the average income) has risen by 31 % over the past five years.
report, in German (pdf)