Australian Government: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare METeOR Home Page
OECD Social Indicators>Equity>Poverty among children

Poverty among children

Children are defined as poor when they live in households whose equivalised household disposable income is less than half of the median in a given country. Children, defined as all those aged under 18, are considered as sharing the income earned by other household members. The basic indicator of child poverty is poverty rate, measured as the share of children with an equivalised income of less than 50% of the median.