Persons in low income before tax (In percent, 2007 to 2011)

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Persons in low income before tax
(In percent, 2007 to 2011)
  2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
  prevalence1 in %
All persons 13.5 13.5 13.4 13.5 12.9
Under 18 years of age 14.8 14.0 13.9 13.7 13.3
18 to 64 13.2 13.4 13.6 13.7 13.0
65 and over 12.4 13.0 11.6 12.4 11.4
Males 12.7 12.5 12.8 12.8 12.3
Under 18 years of age 15.4 14.3 13.9 13.8 13.3
18 to 64 12.6 12.6 13.4 13.2 12.7
65 and over 8.5 8.6 7.7 9.0 8.4
Females 14.2 14.4 14.0 14.2 13.5
Under 18 years of age 14.1 13.7 13.9 13.6 13.3
18 to 64 13.9 14.1 13.8 14.1 13.4
65 and over 15.6 16.6 14.8 15.2 13.9
Persons in economic families 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.7 8.8
Males 9.2 9.2 9.3 9.1 8.4
Females 10.1 10.2 10.2 10.2 9.2
Persons 65 years of age and over 4.1 4.3 3.6 4.3 3.4
Males 4.1 4.2 3.6 4.2 4.0
Females 4.1 4.4 3.6E 4.5 2.8E
Persons under 18 years of age 14.7 14.0 13.9 13.7 13.3
In two-parent families 10.5 9.9 10.7 10.3 9.1
In female lone-parent families 39.6 38.0 33.0 33.9 36.8
In all other economic families 14.8 14.9E 14.7E 18.6E 20.6E
Persons 18 to 64 years of age 8.6 9.1 9.3 9.2 8.2
Males 7.5 8.1 8.6 8.3 7.3
Females 9.6 10.0 10.0 10.1 9.0
Unattached individuals 35.8 35.0 34.1 35.3 36.0
Males 33.1 30.7 32.3 32.9 33.1
Females 38.5 39.6 36.1 37.9 39.1
Persons 65 years of age and over 33.1 33.6 31.2 32.9 31.9
Males 28.6 26.5 25.7 28.6 27.0
Females 34.9 36.6 33.5 34.9 34.0
Persons under 65 years of age 36.7 35.5 35.2 36.2 37.5
Males 33.9 31.4 33.4 33.7 34.2
Females 40.6 41.5 37.7 39.6 42.3

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