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European Community Household Panel (ECHP)

The European Community Household Panel (ECHP) is a panel survey in which a sample of households and persons have been interviewed year after year.

These interviews cover a wide range of topics concerning living conditions. They include detailed income information, financial situation in a wider sense, working life, housing situation, social relations, health and biographical information of the interviewed.

The total duration of the ECHP was 8 years, running from 1994-2001 (8 waves).

ECHP based data in the database

99% of the "income and living conditions" domain under theme "Population and social conditions" is derived from ECHP. This includes many indicators of relative monetary poverty and of income inequality, analysed in different ways (eg. different cut-off thresholds, by age, gender, activity status, tenure status...).

It also includes a selection of indicators of social exclusion and non-monetary deprivation derived from ECHP, notably on housing.

Of these, 4 have been chosen as structural indicators, namely the at-risk-of-poverty rate before cash social transfers, the persistent at-risk-of-poverty rate and the s80/s20 income quintile share ratio. The at-risk-of-poverty rate after social transfers is a headline indicator.

A selection of indicators in the "health status" and "health care" collections of the "public health" domain also under the above-mentioned same theme are derived from ECHP as well.



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