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David Cameron discusses changing child poverty target

David Cameron discusses changing child poverty target | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Tories’ manifesto commits the Government 'to eliminate child poverty and introduce better measures to drive real change in children’s lives, by recognising the root causes of poverty.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Child poverty rise across Britain ‘halts progress made since 1990s’

Child poverty rise across Britain ‘halts progress made since 1990s’ | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

New figures expected to show clear increase in child poverty, as charities blame bedroom tax and benefit cuts

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Article cites calculations from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Child poverty map indicates "shocking levels of hardship" throughout the UK

Child poverty map indicates "shocking levels of hardship" throughout the UK | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A child poverty map published by the campaign to End Child Poverty has revealed that almost one in six children across the UK live below the poverty line, and as many as one in three in Glasgow.

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The article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Single mothers just as good as couples – the problem is poverty

Poverty has a more detrimental effect on young children than lone parenthood. According to a new survey a growing number of single parents are struggling not only with stigma but also to make ends meet.

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The article quotes an ESRC-funded study by Dr Susan Harkness of the University of Bath.

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Is This David Cameron's Cunning Plan To Cut Child Poverty?

Is This David Cameron's Cunning Plan To Cut Child Poverty? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

David Cameron has signalled the end of the current child poverty target, claiming that it distorts what the Government is doing to help those in need.


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Dundee’s ‘shocking’ child poverty disparity

A new report has revealed “shocking” disparity in levels of child poverty across Dundee.

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The article cites research by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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How’s the government doing on child poverty?

How’s the government doing on child poverty? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

It was questions to the Chancellor this afternoon, and it soon became apparent the Conservative Party has a new line to take on child poverty:

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The article cites forecasts from the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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'Chancellor's cap will cause child poverty'

'Chancellor's cap will cause child poverty' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The capping of annually managed expenditure (AME) that the chancellor is expected to announce in tomorrow's budget could drive up UK child poverty rates, new analysis has warned.

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Article discusses study by the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at Essex University, which receives funding from the ESRC.

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