Child Poverty

Contacts: 
Head of Team (Poverty)
(01904) 615946
Research Administrator
01904 615946
Adult poverty rate by age

Child poverty is set to rise by 2020 and the legally binding targets to eradicate it are likely to be missed. JRF is tracking the levels and scale of child poverty and the factors affecting these trends and changes.

In addition to the human cost to families and children of allowing high levels of poverty to continue, it is estimated that child poverty costs £29 billion each year in costs to the Exchequer and reduced GDP.

Ending child poverty requires action in a wide range of policy areas including childcare; skills; the availability, quality and flexibility of jobs; families and parenting; and benefits and tax credits.

Find out more about child poverty with our data and graphs.

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