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The well-being of children in the UK$
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Jonathan Bradshaw

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847428370

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847428370.001.0001

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Child poverty and deprivation

Child poverty and deprivation

(p.27) three Child poverty and deprivation
The well-being of children in the UK

Jonathan Bradshaw

Policy Press

This chapter provides a discussion on the progress in childhood poverty and deprivation. Most domains of child well-being are affected by poverty or its proxies. One of the best measures of the success of governments is the extent to which children are protected from poverty. The strongest association between income poverty is with education, but all the domains are associated with poverty, thus small areas with high poverty rates also have the worst housing conditions, the poorest child health and the highest crime rates. The lowest correlation is with the environment, which was made up of two sub-domains, quality and access. The characteristics of children in poverty are presented. The government is required, at the time of writing, to publish a strategy to reduce child poverty by March 2011. The Coalition government has claimed that the Spending Review will have no ‘measurable’ impact on child poverty in the next two years.

Keywords:   childhood poverty, childhood deprivation, child well-being, education, housing, Spending Review, crime, Coalition government

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