People at risk of poverty after social transfers

People at risk of poverty after social transfers 2017
Value % over total
Catalonia 1,472 20.0
Spain 9,950 21.6
Eurozone 56,999 (e) 17.1 (e)
European Union 85,029 (e) 16.9 (e)
Units: Thousands of persons.
Source Catalonia: Idescat. Source Spain, eurozone and European Union: Eurostat.
(e) Estimated value.

Date published: June 21, 2018. Revised series on December 5, 2018.

Methodological note

People at risk of poverty after social transfers are persons with an equivalised disposable income below the risk-of-poverty threshold, which is set at 60 % of the national median equivalised disposable income (after social transfers).

In the case of Catalonia, the threshold is set at 60% of the median equivalised disposable income of Catalan population (after social transfers).

The data of Catalonia comes from the Survey on Living Conditions. This is a statistical operation carried out annually by the INE, whereupon Idescat performs a specific analysis of the results for Catalonia.

From 2016, as the result of an agreement signed with the INE to improve this statistic, Idescat carries out its own field work to extend the Survey with information from ore than 1,700 households; this means that the sample now includes more than 3,000 households and 7,300 individuals. The main objective of this extension is to improve the statistical validity of the results.

After 2013, the data related to the household income from the Survey on Living Conditions has been assembled using a mixed methodology that combines the information provided by the interviewee and the administrative records of the Tax Agency and Social Security.

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