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Abstract
Weekly tax-free social security benefit for working people bringing up at least one child (under age 16, or age 19 if in full time education). The amount depends on the number and age of children and weekly net earnings. The statistics show separately the number of claims from lone parents and couples.
Main Topics/Subject Category
Family credit claimants, number of children, family claiming, age of children in family.
Variables
Total number of family credit claimants, total number of children in families claiming fc, age of children, % of all claimants who are lone parent families.
Keywords
Claimants, income, welfare benefits, households, children, dependents
Identifier Variables
LA
Economic/Subject Categories
Income, Earnings, Benefits
Area of Health System
Other
Data Available
Demographic
Data collecting organization (s)
Department for Social Security
Data Type
Administrative
National/Regional
Regional
Coverage (date of field work)
1999
Unit of Analysis
Individual
Sample
Total number of FC claimants in Greater London 57,513
Availability
London Health Observatory
Conditions of Access
Free access
Link
http://www.lho.org.uk/viewResource.aspx?id=7723
Contact
lhoenquiries@lho.NHS.uk