3. Social context for the well-being and health of young people in Luxembourg

3.5. Economic conditions, social inequality and poverty

What this is about

How much money a person has also affects their well-being and health. Social inequality results in health concerns, hinders education and limits healthcare provision among disadvantaged groups. In Luxembourg, the proportion of young people at risk of poverty has risen in recent years. They are also affected by this issue much more strongly than older people. Although young people’s average income is relatively high compared with other EU countries, it is important to bear in mind that economic inequality is extremely pronounced in Luxembourg andcontinues to rise. The education situation is similarly astonishing: although Luxembourg spends the most money per capita on education of any country worldwide, Luxembourgish students perform less well than young people from other countries in PISA tests. This is an aspect that can also have a long-term impact on the health and well-being of children and young people.