Recession: a major threat to tackling poverty | CPAG

Recession: a major threat to tackling poverty

Date: 
01 February 2009
Issue: 
Issue 132 (Winter 2009)

How will the current downturn in the labour market affect poverty? Adrian Sinfield looks back at previous recessions and asks what can be learnt in order to prevent a similar rise in poverty to that seen in the 1980s.