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Big increases in in-work relative poverty rate are about much more than just low pay

Big increases in in-work relative poverty rate are about much more than just low pay | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Between 1994 and 2017 there was an increase from 13% to 18% in the proportion of people in working households living in relative poverty that’s an increase of 40% 

By 2017 8 million people in the UK living in working households were in relative poverty.

These are among the key findings of new research funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and published today by the Institute for Fiscal Studies as part of its annual report on Living Standards, Poverty and Inequality in the UK.
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Family Expenditure Survey 

Family Resources Survey 

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Rising levels of poverty in working families

Rising levels of poverty in working families | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
As care worker Liam Doherty knows all too well, if you're in a low-paid job, the slightest setback can capsize your finances.

The Irishman moved to the UK in September 2013, bringing his wife Debbie and four children from County Limerick to take up a job in Dawlish in Devon.

"We were struggling to get by," he says. With his wife unable to work because of ill-health, he was the sole provider in the family.
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Family Expenditure Survey 

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Living Costs and Food Survey

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Poverty Afflicts Almost 20% of Britons in Wage-Earning Homes - Bloomberg

Poverty Afflicts Almost 20% of Britons in Wage-Earning Homes - Bloomberg | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Almost one in five Britons living in wage-earning households was in relative poverty in 2017, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

In a report published Wednesday, the think tank said in-work poverty now affected around 8 million people, up sharply from the early 1990s.

But while rising housing costs and weak wage growth were partly to blame, the increase also reflected the fact that many more people are now in work, including those on low incomes such as lone parents, the IFS said.
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Family Expenditure Survey 

Family Resources Survey 

Households Below Average Income 

Labour Force Survey 

Living Costs and Food Survey

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Weak pay rises and dearer housing fuel jump in working poor, says IFS | Society | The Guardian

Weak pay rises and dearer housing fuel jump in working poor, says IFS | Society | The Guardian | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Britain has seen a big jump in the working poor since the 1990s, with almost three out of five people below the official poverty line living in a household where at least one person is working.

The Institute for Fiscal Studies found that a drop in the number of workless households, better-off pensioners and higher rents had resulted in 8 million in poverty from working households.

The thinktank said that between 1994 and 2017 the share of poverty accounted for by working households had jumped from 37% to 58%.
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This article references research using data which is part of the UK Data Service collection:

 

Family Expenditure Survey 

Family Resources Survey 

Households Below Average Income 

Labour Force Survey 

Living Costs and Food Survey

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