relative poverty

  • Child poverty watchdog condemns government's child poverty strategy

    9 June 2014

    The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission have today published a hard-hitting report that condemns the government's draft child poverty strategy as lacking credibility.

    For more information see our full press statement.

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  • Why March really was miserable for child poverty


    It’s been an awful month for UK child poverty but Iain Duncan Smith’s Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has published some rather questionable claims made about the way we measure and use child poverty statistics.

  • Why we need a relative income poverty measure

    Issue 143 (Autumn 2012)

    The latest international comparisons of child poverty rates from UNICEF show a smaller proportion of children living in relative income poverty in Hungary, Slovakia and Estonia than in the UK, Italy, Spain or the United States. Amid the current political debate about the value of measuring child poverty in this way, Dragan Nastic draws together UNICEF’s perspective to argue why it is still the best measure of the government’s success in countering child poverty.