Definition: Persons by deciles (quintiles) of equivalised income

Social statistics

Persons (children and adults) have been grouped into ten (five) equally sized groups, according to their equivalised income. The lowest decile contains the tenth (fifth) of persons with the lowest income and the highest decile the tenth (fifth) of persons with the highest income.
Source:
Eurostat, "European Community Household Panel (ECHP) - Selected indicators from the 1995 wave", Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 1999
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