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Poverty among students: “Many save food”

A study by Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband shows that one-third of all university students do not have enough money on their hands. The problem is known to universities in the region – but it has also been reported that applications for BAföG are steadily declining.



Anneke Quasdorf


Bielefeld / Paderborn. One-third of all German students live in poverty This is the result of a study by Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband. If you focus on students living alone, more, four out of five, are affected by poverty. So experts and student representatives have long called for serious BAfÖG reform. However, national and regional statistics show that despite financial difficulties, applications for support continue to decline. Basically, in Germany it is defined precisely who is considered poor …

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