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UK child poverty gaps are still increasing

Date: 
01 February 2019
Issue: 
Poverty 162 (Winter 2019)

The UK child poverty rate has been rising for several years. But it is also important to understand how far families and children are falling below the poverty line. Deeper poverty generally means greater hardship and more profound consequences for children. Jonathan Bradshaw and Antonia Keung analyse the official data using eight different measures, to show that not only is the child poverty rate rising, but the depth of child poverty is too.

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