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Theme: Standard of Living


Laeken poverty indicators in 2016 - final data


The State Statistical Office in 2017, based on the Survey on Income and Living Conditions, which is carried out in accordance
with European Union recommendations, calculated Laeken poverty indicators for 2016. The source for poverty calculations is
incomes, and the poverty threshold is defined at 60% of median equivalised income.
According to the final data, the at-risk-of-poverty rate in the Republic of Macedonia in 2016 was 21.9%.
Analysed by household types, the at-risk-of-poverty rate in households of two adults with two dependent children in 2016 was
20.2%. According to the most frequent activity status, the at-risk-of-poverty rate for employed persons was 9.0%, while for
pensioners it was 7.1%. The Gini coefficient (measure of income distribution inequality) was 33.6%.

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