More and more poor. Eurispes president Gian Maria Fara reports that “according to bank of Italy data already in the first months of the health emergency half of Italian families suffered a reduction in family income of about 15%. The situation is particularly alarming among workers. independent: almost 80% has suffered a decline in income and for 36% the fall is more than half of family income. While Istat reports the loss of 440,000 jobs for 2020 “. But from Fara’s perspective, even earlier, the situation was far from rosy. “Official statistics speak of 4.6 million absolute poor in pre-Covid Italy, a number certainly lower than reality. Of members of a struggling middle class, even if difficult to identify (for discretion, modesty, shame, social dignity ). Even before the pandemic, our country suffered the consequences of the stagnation of the economy and the worsening of social inequalities. Italy ranks first in Europe for levels of income inequality, and is notable for its very low social mobility ” , Fara concludes.