Subsistence and welfare » At-risk-of-poverty rate of single parents: At-risk-of-poverty rate of single parents by head of the household's ethnic nationality

At-risk-of-poverty rate by type of household: adult and child(ren). The share of single parents with an equalised yearly disposable income lower than the at-risk-of-poverty threshold.

Household – a group of persons living in the common main dwelling (at the same address), who share joint financial and/or food resources and whose members consider themselves to belong to the same household. Household can also consist of one member only.

Adult and child(ren) – household consisting of one adult and at least one dependent child.

Dependent child – a household member aged 0–17 (as at 1 January of the reference year) or a household member aged 18–24 who is economically inactive and living with at least one parent.

At-risk-of-poverty rate – share of persons with an equalised yearly disposable income lower than the at-risk-of-poverty threshold.

At-risk-of-poverty threshold – 60% of the median equalised yearly disposable income of household members.

Equalised income – total household income, which is divided by a sum of equivalence scales of all household members.

Head of the household – the household member with the largest long-term contribution to the household’s income.

Unit: percent

Disaggregated by: year, type of household, head of the household's ethnic nationality

Source: Statistics Estonia, Estonian Social Survey (ESS)

Year
Ethnic nationality Type of household 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Estonian Single parent with one or more dependent children 33,3 38 32,3 28,5 28,6 29 30,2 34,6
Non-estonian Single parent with one or more dependent children 57,4 55,5 55,4 61,1 49,3 51,3 41,4 54