Reduction in number of households receiving municipal income support
A total of 7,749 households received municipal income support in 2014, a decrease by 293 (3.6%) from the year before. On the other hands in the year 2013 the number of households receiving municipal income support increase by 306 (4.0%) from the year before and in 2012 the increase was 21 (0.3%) household. During the years 2007 to 2011 the average increase was 860 households pr. year.

Households of single men without children (44.8%) and households of single women with children (24.9%) were as before the biggest groups receiving income support. In the year 2014 nearly 44% of recipients of municipal income support were unemployed and thereof three forth non-insured or 2,508 individuals.

In households receiving income support in the year 2014 were 12,625 individuals or 3.8% of inhabitants in the country, thereof were 4,203 children (17 years of age or younger) or 5.3% of all children in the country. In the year 2013 there were 13,130 individuals, 4.0% of inhabitants in the country, living in households receiving income support, thereof 4,421 children or 5.5% of all children in Iceland.

One of every five 65 years and older received municipal home-help service
In the year 2014, 8,617 households received municipal home-help service. Four of every five of these households were households of the elderly or 6,943 (80.6%). That was an increase of 50 (0.7%) households from the year 2013. A total of 8,721 individuals or 19.7% of inhabitants 65 years or older were living in these households. In the municipality of Reykjavík, little less than 23% of that age group received home-help service.


Reduction in number of children enrolled in day care in private homes
In the year 2014, 1,699 children were enrolled in day care in private homes, a decrease by 243 (12.5%) from the year before. That was little more than 6% of children at the age of 0 to 5 years in the country. Little more than 6% of all children in the first year and more than 30% of children 1 year of age, but those are children that have not reached the pre-primary school age.


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