Children in poverty

The Child Poverty Action Group have released an analysis of the number and depth of families and children in poverty in the UK. The analysis, which reviewed data from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), found that: the number of children in poverty in households where their parents work full time has doubled from 200,000 in 2012/13 to 400,000 in 2017/18; and since 2012/13 the poverty rate and poverty gap have risen, pushing more children into poverty while making it harder for children already living in poverty to escape it.

Read the press release: DWP data shows families under the poverty line are moving deeper into poverty
Download the report: Dragged deeper: how families are falling further and further below the poverty line (PDF)

Source: Child Poverty Action Group

Date: 13 February 2020

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