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Definition: Relative non-monetary deprivation index (or indicator)

Living conditions

Indicates for each individual the prevalence of deprivation on the 24 ECHP items which have been used in this report. Differences in the overall importance across Member States are taken into account as well as redundancies between items within any of the five dimensions of non-monetary deprivation.
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