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Poverty among children

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Abstract:

Children are defined as poor when they live in households whose equivalised disposable income is less than 50% of the median of a given country (see "Definition and measurement" for EQ1. Income inequality). Children, defined as all those aged under 18, are considered as sharing the income earned by other household members. The basic indicator of child poverty used here in the poverty rate, measured as the share of children with an equivalised income of less than 50% of the median. Also shown are the poverty rates for all people living in households with children (i.e. including adult members).

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: May 1, 2009

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