Institute for Public Policy Research

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

    January 3, 2008
    press release

    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. Work is all too often not a route out of poverty, but a new poverty trap with low pay.

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  • Tackling in-work poverty

    Issue 134 (Autumn 2009)
    article

    A few years ago, the concept of ‘in-work poverty’ was relatively unheard of. When the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) first report on the subject was published in early 2007, the simple statistic that nearly half of all poor children lived in working families was enough to make headlines in nearly every national newspaper. Since then, further work by IPPR, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and others has pushed in-work poverty up the agenda and it is now firmly recognised as a key piece in the poverty puzzle.

  • The impact of poverty on the educational experiences of migrant children

    Issue 138 (Spring 2011)
    article

    Although migrants are a diverse group in terms of their employment and earnings, their children are disproportionally represented among those living in poverty in the UK. Poverty impacts on migrant children’s educational outcomes, but also on their social experiences at school. Child poverty also limits the chances of inter-generational mobility among migrants and, in some communities, poor labour market outcomes are becoming entrenched.