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Lunch schemes in daycare institutions

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Lunch schemes in daycare institutions

These statistics show the children's lunch schemes in daycare institutions. The figures can be used for cross-municipal comparison. This survey is compiled for the first time in 2018, with figures for 2018.

Statistical presentation

This survey is an annual estimate of who is responsible for lunch schemes in daycare institutions, including whether the lunch scheme is organized by the municipality, the parents, the daycare institution itself or the children themselves bring packed lunches. These statistics are grouped by type of institution, age groups and municipalities.

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Statistical processing

Information on lunch schemes have been collected through a combination of interviews including web surveys, telephone interviews and direct interviews with municipalities and institutions. Validation primarily consist of re-contact with the municipalities and institutions in question.

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The survey can be used for comparison across lunch-schemes in municipalities. It can further be used by parents to assess who is arranging lunch-schemes in the municipality where their children goes to day-care institution. These statistics are compiled on the basis of an agreement between the Ministry of Children and Social Affairs and Statistics Denmark.

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Accuracy and reliability

There is uncertainty in the with few answers from the day-care facilities . Such errors are not systematically and have little effect to the accuracy. The accuracy might further be affected by not representing all day-care facilities in Denmark. The elimination of day-care facilities in the data processing and the limits to the survey design implies that some day-care facilities are missing in the data.

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Timeliness and punctuality

These statistics are initially published on 30 November 2018 with figures for 2018. These statistics are published without delay, with reference to the announced time of publication in the release calendar.

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These statistics are comparable between municipalities. These statistics have so far only been produced for the year 2018. Comparability over time is thus not yet possible.

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Accessibility and clarity

The statistics are published on Statistikbanken under Institutions in the tables FROK2 and FROK3.

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