Getting poverty statistics right | CPAG

Getting poverty statistics right

Date: 
01 October 2018
Issue: 
Poverty 161 (Winter 2018)

Poverty statistics are important. They help us know where progress is being made – or lost – and hold politicians to account. So it is worth asking whether the poverty statistics themselves are right. A new Resolution Foundation report suggests that existing poverty statistics need large corrections, with significant implications for what we think about UK poverty and how it has changed over the last two decades.

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