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as official nominal wages dropped 15%, unemployment passed the 20% mark and, according to polling company VPRC, the bottom 90% of Greek households, suffered in 2011 alone loss of income on average ~45% of their incomes

Are there any datasets out or upcoming we could use to verify that?  If that figure's true -- wow.  It's almost unfathomable.

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by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Mon Feb 13th, 2012 at 06:19:12 AM EST
Page 9 here, in Greek. These are the result of a poll conducted by VPRC a social and political polling company a month ago...
I translate:

What is the percentage of income loss from all sources that your household has suffered compared to last year (twelve months ago)
(Among those who have stated that their personal economic situation has improved - [which is 89% according to the previous slide])

Average reported reduction of income loss over the past year - 46,3%.

So no datasets, but that's a reputable research company...

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom - William Blake

by talos (mihalis at gmail dot com) on Mon Feb 13th, 2012 at 07:47:18 AM EST
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I meant to write of course "Among those who have stated that their personal economic situation is deteriorating"!

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom - William Blake
by talos (mihalis at gmail dot com) on Mon Feb 13th, 2012 at 09:51:23 AM EST
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