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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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Tackling public attitudes

Issue 146 (Autumn 2013)
Making the case for a decent welfare state has become difficult. Much of the media takes every opportunity to cry ‘scrounger’. Each case of fraud gets extensive coverage. It has become a hot party political issue.

Reframing poverty

Issue 146 (Autumn 2013)
The Webb Memorial Trust is hoping to reframe the debate about poverty. Here, Barry Knight explains why and discusses some early results.

Public attitudes to child poverty

Issue 146 (Autumn 2013)
During the recent economic downturn, we have seen public attitudes towards benefit recipients harden. But are attitudes towards child poverty behaving in a similar manner or is the public becoming more sympathetic?

Editorial: we must win the battle of attitudes

Issue 146 (Autumn 2013)
What do the benefit cap, tougher conditionality for claimants and means testing child benefit all have in common? They all hit families with children hard. And they will all drive up child poverty in the next five years and beyond.

Poverty minus a pound: how the poverty consensus unravelled

Issue 145 (Summer 2013)
In 2010, a political consensus seemed to have emerged – that poverty was relative, too high, and needed to be tackled with preventative measures as well as by raising people’s incomes.

Child wellbeing in the UK

Issue 145 (Summer 2013)
At a time when many political voices suggest we should be more phlegmatic about child poverty, Dragan Nastic highlights the recent findings of a UNICEF study on child wellbeing in economically advanced nations over the first decade of the 2000s.

New investment in childcare

Issue 145 (Summer 2013)
In response to the growing burden of childcare costs, the Chancellor announced in this year’s Budget close to an extra £1 billion investment in childcare. At a time of cuts to most government budgets, this is to be celebrated and offers a clear indication of the political priority that childcare now enjoys.

Editorial: time for the rhetoric to change

Issue 145 (Summer 2013)
Much of the current rhetoric about child poverty revolves around the idea that poverty is a result of individual choice rather than structural constraints.

The impact of the Welfare Benefits Uprating Bill

Issue 144 (Spring 2013)
In December 2012, at the tail end of the parliamentary session, the government laid before the House of Commons a new piece of legislation. The Welfare Benefits Uprating Bill 2012.

Poverty, social security and stigma

Issue 144 (Spring 2013)
‘Proud to be poor’ is not a banner under which many want to march.’ Writing recently about the lack of respect accorded to those living on a low income, Ruth Lister identified the strong and historic link between poverty and stigma.