Public attitudes to child poverty

Issue 146 (Autumn 2013)

During the recent economic downturn, we have seen public attitudes towards benefit recipients harden. But are attitudes towards child poverty behaving in a similar manner or is the public becoming more sympathetic? And given a widespread programme of government cuts and media coverage of the fact that the government will inevitably miss its target to eradicate child poverty by 2020, how are perceptions of the prevalence of child poverty affected? Liz Clery looks to the British Social Attitudes survey for answers.

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