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10 September 2014

Cost of a child in 2014

12 August 2014
Today we published our third annual report ‘The Cost of a Child in 2014’, written by Donald Hirsch from the Centre for Research in Social Policy at Loughborough University and funded by JRF. It draws on the Minimum Income Standard project (MIS) to establish how much families need to cover their basic needs like food, clothes and shelter, and to participate in society. The research shows that year on year, the cost of a child has been rising faster than inflation while support families receive from the state is falling. Find out more