8% of children are suffering from child-specific deprivation in Luxembourg
To monitor progress in the fight against poverty and social exclusion, LISER proposed to use at the European level an indicator taking into account accurate living conditions of the children (in comparison with the usual indicators measuring the living conditions of the household or of their parents).
LISER proposed a new indicator which has been endorsed at the EU level: Material and social deprivation rate
Material and social deprivation is an alternative measure of poverty, based on the material and social living conditions of households and not directly on their income. While 15% of Luxembourgers are income poor, 5% suffer from material and social deprivation.