Reliance on income support is often associated with long-term poverty and social exclusion.
The extent and duration of income support varies across households; some receive income support for relatively short periods, while others are reliant for a longer duration. In general, the highest level of reliance is found among lone parents with dependent children, where childrearing responsibilities often limit their ability to gain employment.
In the data provided, 'contribution' refers to the contribution of government pensions and allowances to gross household income.
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