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Poverty journal

Our journal aims to stimulate debate about the nature, causes and consequences of child poverty in the UK, and potential solutions. To contact the Editor, Josephine Tucker, please email: jtucker@cpag.org.uk 

 

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Who is fuel poor?

Issue 131 (Autumn 2008)
By June 2008 the domestic fuel commodity price index had increased by 51 per cent from 2005, more than five times the rate of general inflation.

Poverty and the child's world: assessing children's needs

Issue 129 (Winter 2008)
Poverty in a child’s life is the result of specific social and economic circumstances, which are always interrelated and complex.

Child poverty and well-being in the here and now

Issue 129 (Winter 2008)
Since New Labour pledged to eliminate child poverty by 2020, a myriad of policy changes have been made to address the problems associated with poverty and deprivation during childhood.

An interview with Ed Balls

Issue 129 (Winter 2008)
In the wake of the creation of the new, cross-governmental Child Poverty Unit and the implementation of the Children’s Plan, the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families Ed Balls MP is optimistic about the future.

'Mini-jobs' for lone parents?

Issue 128 (Autumn 2007)
Juggling work and childcare is the big conundrum of being a lone parent. But as the Government increasingly promotes work as the best way out of poverty, lone parents have little to choose from.

Child poverty and party politics: what hopes of a consensus?

Issue 128 (Autumn 2007)
All the main parties agree that child poverty must be eradicated. But recent reports reveal a lack of common ground on the right level of state intervention. Lisa Harker analyses the different political approaches.

Poverty and 'place': does locality make a difference?

Issue 128 (Autumn 2007)
It’s easy to view poverty as an all-encompassing and uniform experience. However, the reality of poverty varies from place to place.

Obituary of Harriett C Wilson

Issue 113 (Autumn 2002)
Dr Harriett C Wilson, the founder of CPAG, died on 14 July 2002 at the age of 85 after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for many years. She organised the meeting to campaign against family poverty and set up a pressure group, on 5 March 1965, from which it grew.

How Child Poverty Action Group came into being

Issue 113 (Autumn 2002)
In the decade preceding the birth of CPAG a number of studies appeared in the fields of sociology and socio-medical research which contained information about poverty among old people, widows and lone mothers, and about malnutrition