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Households Below Average Income

Volume 229: debated on Friday 23 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his answer of 16 July 1992, Official Report, column 948, what was the average equivalised income at April 1993 prices for the poorest 20 per cent. from the latest households below average income analysis, before and after housing costs in 1979, 1981, 1987, 1988–89 and 1990–91 for (i) a pensioner couple, (ii) a single pensioner, (iii) a couple with children, (iv) a couple without children, (v) a single adult with children and (vi) a single adult without children.

The information is in the tables. All estimates are subject to sampling error which may affect the validity of comparisons between groups at a point in time and over time. Results for singles and couples will be affected by a discontinuity related to cohabiting. Further information is provided in appendix 10 of Households Below Average Income—1979–1990–91, a copy of which is in the Library.