Percentage of children aged below 3 years who attend pre-primary education according to the hours of care and household income level

This indicator provides information on the percentage of children aged below 3 years who receive formal care and on how this may vary according to the hours of care and household income level.

Income level is presented in quartiles. The first quartile (Q1) represents 25% of families with the lowest incomes; the second quartile (Q2) represents the 25% of families with income below the median value but above the first quartile; the third quartile (Q3), represents the 25% of families with income higher than the median value but lower than the forth quartile, and the fourth quartile (Q4) represents the 25% of families with the highest incomes. The weekly care hours are grouped into 3 categories: 0 hours; from 1 to 29 hours; 30 or more hours. Formal care refers to organised structures with qualified staff, whether at pre-school centres or at a registered family-type structure.

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