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Altogether 6.6 per cent of children experienced at least slight material deprivation in 2021release | Statistics on living conditions 2021
Statistics Finland's statistics on living conditions show that 6.6 per cent, or 57,000 of children aged 1 to 15 experienced material deprivation concerning at least one basic need in 2021. Material deprivation experienced by children is measured with 13 indicators. The share of children having experienced deprivation concerning at
least one basic need has decreased since 2009, when 10.8 per cent of those aged 1 to 15 had experienced deprivation on at least one indicator.
- Material deprivation experienced by children has diminished. At least slight material deprivation was experienced by 6.6 per cent of children aged from 1 to 15 in 2021, while the corresponding share was 10.8 per cent in 2009.
- Experiencing material deprivation is more common among children belonging to one-parent households than among those belonging to two-parent households.
- In all, 9.3 per cent of children aged under 16 had at least minor activity limitations in 2021.
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