According to Statistics Estonia, compared to the 1st quarter of the previous year, the number of children living in jobless households increased two times.
Living in a jobless household increases the risk of poverty. In 2006, 85% of children in jobless households were living below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold. According to this indicator, among European countries Estonia was the third from behind. The share of children in jobless households living in poverty was higher in Slovakia and Lithuania. In EU, two thirds of children living in jobless households were in poverty. In the households where all the adults were working, 7% of children were in poverty in EU and one tenth in Estonia.
The share of children living in jobless households in EU, 2007
Source: Statistics Estonia