Modified oecd equivalence scale
What are the criteria used in this scale? I find the applicable variables in the HH file misleading. eg. wave 'e' indicates that an adult is 15+ for oecd purposes and that a child is aged 0-14, however, the modified oecd scale uses 0-13 and 14+. Is this a labeling error in the data and the scale has been created using 0-13 and 14+ or is the US scale in error?
#1 Updated by Gundi Knies over 4 years ago
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for the purpose of deriving this scale Understanding Society currently defines children as persons aged 0-14, following a number of publications by the ONS. Following your query we have now traced the official definition by EUROSTAT -- http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/Glossary:Equivalised_disposable_income -- which defines chidren as persons aged 0-13.
We will allign the Understanding Society scale with the official EUROSTAT version for the next data release. Thank you for making us aware of this inconsistency.
On behalf of the Understanding Society team,