Social report 2016



Available income = income from employment, assets, social transfers and payments from other households minus compulsory expenditure (social security contributions, taxes, health insurance premiums) and payments to other households. Whether a couple is younger or older than 65 years is determined by the age of the reference person. The reference person is that member of the household who makes the greatest contribution towards the household’s total income.

Sample size: HBS: approx. 3000 households

Sources: SFSO, HBS

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