Definition: Poverty (at-risk-of) rate or headcount ratio

Category: Living conditions

Measure of incidence of poverty risk, defined as the number of persons with an equivalent income below a given at-risk-of poverty threshold as a percentage of the total population.
Eurostat, "European social statistics. Income, powerty abd social exclusion: 2nd report. data 1994-1997", (2002 Edition), Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2002, Luxembourg