Over the past decade, the UK has embarked on an ambitious effort to end child poverty. Jane Waldfogel has tracked the progress of the initiative and reports on it in her new book, Britain’s War on Poverty.
There is now a political consensus now exists that high levels of child poverty in the UK are unacceptable.
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.
03 January 2008
Commenting on the IPPR report Working out of poverty: a study of the low paid and the working poor, released today, the Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, Kate Green, said: “The report shows that the main plank of the Government’s strategy to end child poverty is failing...