Definition: Dependent children

Social statistics

'Dependent children' cover two groups. All persons below 16 are considered to be dependent children. Persons aged 16 to 24, living in a household of which at least one of their parents is a member and who are economically inactive are also considered as dependent children.
For the calculation of equivalents (see Income section), only children below 14 receive a reduced weight in the equivalence scale.
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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