Absolute poverty (until 2015)
Statistical activity code: 40017
Absolute poverty rate by age group, sex, labour status, type of household, educational level and place of residence
Absolute poverty rate – share of persons with an equalised yearly disposable income lower than the absoluute poverty threshold (the estimated subsistence minimum).
Permanent residents of Estonia aged 15 and older and their household members, excluding institutional households (children’s homes, care homes, monasteries etc.)
Estonia as a whole
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To be determined in the process of development.
Data are published under the heading „Social life/ Social exclusion and poverty” in the Statistical Database in http://pub.stat.ee.
The Estonian Social Survey. Methodological Report, Statistics Estonia (2010)
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Due to absence of registration law in Estonia, there is also some under-coverage of persons and households present in the Population Register. Assuming that all persons living permanently in Estonia are registered in the Population Register and considering the amount of imprecise addresses in the population register, the under-coverage of households may be at most 1–1.5%.
DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES
Data from statistical activity 40003 „Eurostat’s Harmonised Household Panel Survey” are used.
Before data dissemination, several checks on the internal coherence of the data are carried out.
The indicators to be published are calculated on the basis of the collected data.