Eurostat: One in 3 residents in Greece face 'material, social deprivation'

Greece ranks third, from the bottom, in terms of Eurostat's "Material and social deprivation" report for 2016, with only Romania and Bulgaria posting a worse performance. The specific rate for recession-battered Greece reached 36 percent in 2016. As with similar such studies and reports by statistics agencies focusing on Greece, a very large "underground" or "grey" economy along with traditionally high rates of tax and contributions evasion often skew results.