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Child poverty strategies

The child poverty strategy: what worked?

Issue 136 (Summer 2010)
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.

Child poverty: political consensus or electoral battleground?

Issue 135 (Winter 2010)
There is now a political consensus now exists that high levels of child poverty in the UK are unacceptable.

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.

Increase in working poor a massive blow to Government’s work first poverty strategy

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...

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.