The ‘un-politics’ of child poverty

Issue 149 (Autumn 2014)

In recent years there has been a great deal of political activity directed towards the goal of ‘eradicating’ child poverty in the UK. The Child Poverty Act enshrines this goal in law, two child poverty strategies have been published and, at times, a great deal of progress has been made. However, it now seems very likely that if current trends continue, the 2020 targets will be missed.

Steve Crossley argues here that there are also things that have not been done to tackle child poverty, decisions that have not been made and topics kept off the political agenda that are, perhaps, more likely to help us achieve a society that is genuinely and permanently free of poverty.

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