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## 06522: Percentage of people in households with annual after-tax income per consumption unit below different distances to the median income (per cent) (closed series) 1996 - 2003

Jon Epland, Statistics Norway
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2010-04-30 10:00
EU-scale 50 per cent:
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EU-scale 60 per cent:
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OECD-scale 50 per cent:
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OECD-scale 60 per cent:
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EU-scale 50 per cent:
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EU-scale 60 per cent:
31.12.
OECD-scale 50 per cent:
31.12.
OECD-scale 60 per cent:
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People in households where the main income earner is a receiver of old-age pension.

People in households where the main income earner is a receiver of disability pension.

#### Pensioners within the Voluntary Early Retirement Scheme

People in households where the main income earner is a receiver of income from Voluntary Early Retirement Scheme.

People in households where the main income earner is a receiver of survivor's benefit.

#### Single old-age pensioners, receivers of the minimum state pension

People in households where the main income earner is a receiver of old-age pension.

#### Single pensioners, receivers of the minimum state pension

Living alone and recipient of the minimum old-age pension or the minimum guaranteed disability benefit.

#### Longstanding illness

People in households where the main income earner is registered with longstanding illness. Included are people in receipt of rehabilitation allowances, persons incapable of full employment but parttaking in labour market schemes, and others. Up until 2005, persons who were incapable of full employment but who were taking part in programmes initiated by the National Insurance Scheme (e.g. school and work placements), and persons who were receiving vocational rehabilitation allowances, were not included in the statistics

#### Long-term unemployed

People in households where the main income earner has been continuously unemployed for 6 months or more

#### Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents from Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin-America and the Caribbean

People in households where the main income earner is an immigrant or person born in Norway with both parents of foreign origin from Asia, Africa, Latin-America, Eastern Europe and Oceania except Australia and New Zealand.

#### Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents from Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin-America and the Caribbean

Persons in households where the main income earner is an immigrant or a Norwgian-born to immigrant parents from Europe (except countries in the EU/EFTA and the UK), new EU-membership countries from 2004 and on, Asia, Africa, America except USA and Canada and Oceania except Australia and New Zealand.

#### Refugees

People in households where the main income earner is a refugee

#### People on social assistance

People in households where the main income earner has received social assistance during the year

#### Single people under 35 years of age

Households consisting of one student are excluded from single people under 35 years of age

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#### EU-scale 50 per cent

Low-income threshold equal to 50 per cent of median equivalent income. Consumption units (EU-scale) have been calculated by giving the first adult in the household a value of 1.0, 0.5 for any additional adult (older than 16), and 0.3 for each child 0-16 years old.

#### EU-scale 60 per cent

Low-income threshold equal to 60 per cent of median equivalent income. Consumption units (EU-scale) have been calculated by giving the first adult in the household a value of 1.0, 0.5 for any additional adult (older than 16), and 0.3 for each child 0-16 years old.

#### OECD-scale 50 per cent

Low-income threshold equal to 50 per cent of median equivalent income. Consumption units (OECD-scale) have been calculated by giving the first adult in the household a value of 1.0, 0.7 for any additional adult (older than 16), and 0.5 for each child 0-16 years old.

#### OECD-scale 60 per cent

Low-income threshold equal to 60 per cent of median equivalent income. Consumption units (OECD-scale) have been calculated by giving the first adult in the household a value of 1.0, 0.7 for any additional adult (older than 16), and 0.5 for each child 0-16 years old.