Life chances indicators - CPAG submission

April 2016

The government intends to replace the current statutory child poverty measures with new measures of ‘life chances’. Four statutory measures have been put forward: children in workless households, children in long-term workless households, and educational attainment at Key Stage 4 (GCSE) for all children and for disadvantaged children.

Our submission to the Child Poverty Unit argues that the indicators must include material deprivation, given the very strong evidence of the links between low-income and poor outcomes for children. Our other recommendations include monitoring parental pay and progression in work, and child health.

Read the full submission