A review of the comparative evidence on child poverty

Jonathan Bradshaw

The study uses international comparisons to help put the fight against child poverty in the UK in perspective.

This study how other countries have tackled child poverty, and how the UK compares.

The study uses international comparisons to help put the fight against child poverty in the UK in perspective, both by exploring how other countries have tackled the problem and by pointing to some underlying characteristics of child poverty distinctive to the UK. In particular it focuses on the effect of high levels of lone parent families (for which the UK is comparable with Sweden) and the effect of government redistribution on bringing families above the poverty line.

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