The costs of child poverty for individuals and society: a literature review

Julia Griggs with Robert Walker

This report examines the costs of child poverty to individuals and wider society, through reduced productivity, lower educational attainment and poor health.

This report examines the costs of child poverty to individuals and wider society, through reduced productivity, lower educational attainment and poor health.

It explores the financial consequences of child poverty for individuals, families, neighbourhoods, society and the economy in the following areas:

  • health;
  • education;
  • employment;
  • behaviour;
  • financial;
  • family and personal relationships; and
  • subjective well-being.

This is one of three specifically commissioned reports that are linked to the Roundup 'Estimating the costs of child poverty'.

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