young people

  • Riots, redistribution and reparation

    Issue 140 (Autumn 2011)
    article

    Many people have asked why a tiny proportion of (mostly) young people rioted this summer. They have also questioned the part that rising inequalities could have played in making many people poor and some angry. After all, young adults in Britain today have only ever known a country in which income and wealth have been redistributed from poor to rich – to the detriment of all. How much money could be saved by doing the reverse and redistributing from rich to poor? And how much reparation is required in the long run for a sense eventually to emerge that we are all in this together? Danny Dorling seeks answers from an eclectic mix of sources, including a Chinese daily newspaper, a former London gang member and the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

  • The Costs of Going to School

    April 22, 2014
    press release

    Child Poverty Action Group, the National Union of Teachers, the British Youth Council and Kids Company have jointly released a report on the Costs of Going to School produced by a group of 400 school-aged young people.

    For the full press release, visit the NUT website.

    The report can be downloaded from the top right of this page.

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  • Trying to get by: children and young people talk about poverty

    Issue 139 (Summer 2011)
    article

    What does poverty mean for the children and young people themselves? Why are their voices missing from the current debate? In this article, Kerry Martin and Ruth Hart discuss the findings from a qualitative research project that reports on what children and young people have to say about the impact that poverty has on their lives.

  • Young people's thoughts on child poverty policy

    17 December 2012
    news

    Five groups of young people from some of the most deprived neighbourhoods in England have produced their own local area child poverty strategies. This report presents all of their ideas.

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  • Young people's thoughts on child poverty policy

    December 2012
    briefing

    book cover

    Five groups of young people from some of the most deprived neighbourhoods in England have produced their own local area child poverty strategies: Gateshead, Liverpool, Manchester, Tower Hamlets, and Westminster.  This report presents all of their ideas.