The government should stick to a robust, income-based measure of child poverty, despite its imperfections

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Release date: 1/12/2013

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Last week the government announced its child poverty strategy but at the same time revealed that, after a year of consultation and consideration, it has still not been able to reach a conclusion on how to measure success. Ruth Lupton explains why the government should stick with the measures it has got.

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TitleThe government should stick to a robust, income-based measure of child poverty, despite its imperfections
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date1/12/13
DescriptionLast week the government announced its child poverty strategy but at the same time revealed that, after a year of consultation and consideration, it has still not been able to reach a conclusion on how to measure success. Ruth Lupton explains why the government should stick with the measures it has got.
URLblogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/how-should-child-poverty-be-measured/
PersonsRuth Lupton