In 2021, 10.7% of children under 16 years of age lived in households in material and social deprivation, an outcome lower than that obtained for the general population (13.5%).
Data collected in 2021 leads to the conclusion that economic difficulties have prevented:
- 15.5% of children to spend holidays outside the home at least one week a year;
- 9.7% of children to participate in an extracurricular or leisure activity;
- 6.6% to participate in non-free school trips and activities;
- 4.3% of children to have the possibility of replacing worn-out clothes by some new ones;
- 1.6% of children to celebrate on special occasions;
- 1.5% of children to invite friends from time to time to play or eat together.
More than half of adults with children living in another household were aged 40 to 44 years old (29.1%) and 45 to 49 years old (23.1%). About 93.8% were men. Most of the children living in another household were aged 10 to 13 years old (29.0%) and 14 to 17 years old (31.2%).
Despite the restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, 41.6% reported having shared their time with their children living outside the household every week, for example, in meals, games, homework, walks, conversations, home/school trips, and 15.9% reported having done so every day.
About 42.3% reported having contacted their children outside the household every day through telephone, video call or social networks; 32.1% did it every week.