Social indicators: Children and poverty

  • Statistical Series
  • 10. November 2014
  • Vol 99, Issue 37
  • ISSN: 1670-4509

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In 2013 the At-risk-of-poverty rate was higher for children ages 0-17 than for the population as a whole, or 12.2% compared to 9.3%. That same year 8.3% of children lived in materially deprived households. Both the At-risk-of-poverty and material deprivations rates were at similar levels in 2010-2013 as in 2004-2007. In 2012 Iceland had the second lowest At-risk-of-poverty rate and the seventh lowest material deprivation rate among 0-17 year olds in Europe.

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