The concepts described on these pages are words and expressions used in statistics with a specific, limited meaning. In everyday speech the word may have a different meaning. In connection with each definition you can find information about which sets of statistics use the concept.

If you are looking for statistical figures, go from the definition to the statistics page.

Long-term low-income

Long-term low-income earners are those who have belonged to low-income households in two years within the three previous years in addition to the statistical year (see the definition of low income). The definition is based on the recommendations of Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities.

Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • EU