The number of children in a family and their parents work status all affect the likelihood that a child will be in poverty.
It's just not right that so many working families are being pulled into poverty. How is Universal Credit a chance to release families from the grip of poverty? We look at creating an anti-poverty childcare system, special educational needs, and poverty and children's relationships.
For years, pensioner poverty decreased across the UK, but now those that are single, have non-white ethnicity or have a landlord, are seeing increases
The proportion of people who remain in poverty for several years is lower in the UK than in the rest of Europe. Most moves in or out of poverty are associated with a decrease or increase in paid work.
The absolute and relative poverty measures tell similar stories but the material deprivation measure suggests a different trend. Moreover, the difference in deprivation by family types with similar incomes is striking.
Why are working families still locked in poverty? How can Universal Credit be reformed to unlock families from in-work poverty? How can better progression for part-time staff help right the wrong of in-work poverty? We look at areas such as wages, productivity, and benefits.
People in workless households have a much higher rate of poverty than those with someone in work.
The number of workers in poverty has increased in recent years. Just under half of workers in poverty are full-time employees, just over 30 per cent are part-time employees and around 20 per cent are self-employed.
Although the number of people in poverty has hardly changed in the last decade, shifts in tenure and work patterns mean that the largest group in poverty is no longer people in workless social renting families, but working private renting ones.
Poverty is when your resources are well below your minimum needs.
Over recent years the poverty rate for pensioners, working-age adults and children has remained relatively flat, but over the last decade and within the working-age group young adults have experienced a sharp increase in poverty.
Among people in poverty, 3.8 million live in families where all adults work and 3.1 million live in families where one adult works and one does not. Less than half of people in poverty live in workless or retired families (6.4 million).
The poverty rate among people in families where someone has a disability rose by 2 percentage points last year. This appears to be linked to their costs of renting.
This report, which has been produced in-house by the JRF Analysis Unit for the first time, examines poverty rates in the UK, and looks at how figures have changed over the past two decades.
This annual report examines the nature and scale of UK poverty and the effect of the UK poverty rate on the people gripped by it.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s manifesto briefing for a prosperous and poverty free Scotland.