Social indicators: At-risk-of-poverty-rate and material deprivation among children in Iceland

  • Statistical Series
  • 12. September 2022
  • Vol 107, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 1670-4770

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In 2021, 13.1% of children in Iceland were at risk of poverty compared with 8.9% of the entire population. In the same year, the material deprivation rate was 4.2% among children and 3.7% among the entire population. The at risk of poverty rate and the material deprivation rate have almost always been higher for children than among all citizens over the period 2004-2021. In 2020, children in Iceland had the lowest material deprivation rate in Europe.

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