One in ten children does not go on vacation for financial reasons, and an equivalent proportion has parents who deprive themselves of vacation so that they can go without them, according to an INSEE study published Thursday, March 23.
Within the same household, children suffer less from certain deprivations than their parents
", notes the Institute for Statistical Studies in this study on the "
" of households with children.
Thus, in 2021, in around 10% of households, children were unable to go on vacation for at least one week.
But we must add 9.4% of families where only adults have deprived themselves of holidays.
adults prefer spending on children if they can, even if it means depriving themselves
,” observe the authors of the study.
Thus among the 11.3% of parents who indicated that they go without new clothes, three-quarters say they manage to buy clothes for their children despite everything.
However, deprivations have been less for ten years, notes INSEE: in 2009, 17.4% of children under 15 could not go on vacation "at
least one week a year
", against 11.8 % in 2014 and about 10% in 2021.
14,000 households surveyed
These data come from a vast statistical survey on “
resources and living conditions
” (SRCV) conducted by INSEE among some 14,000 households, regularly questioned on their “
Beyond the mere question of holidays, a third of minors under fifteen lack at least one "
common comfort item
" on a list of fifteen, many of which relate specifically to children, such as having games or clothes. new ones, or a suitable place to do homework.
And 10.6% of them accumulate at least three deprivations out of fifteen.
In 2009, they were still 16.7% in this case, then 13.6% in 2004, according to INSEE, which notes however that "
the drop between 2014 and 2021 may have been amplified by the Covid-19 pandemic
" , because health constraints have “
limited the possibilities of consumption and therefore temporarily reduced household spending
The deprivations are greater in single-parent families: 25% of the children concerned are deprived of at least three elements of comfort, compared to 10% in general.