Child poverty in 2012: It shouldn’t happen here

There are an estimated 3.5 million children living in poverty in the UK - 1.6 million in severe poverty. This shocking figure is expected to rise by 400,000 by 2015.A lack of jobs, stagnating wages, increased living costs and spending cuts are placing enormous pressure on families up and down the UK. The survey results set out in this report show that poverty leaves parents cutting back on food so their children don’t go hungry. It leaves children without a warm coat or new shoes. It means they miss out on experiences that are central to a happy childhood, such as going on a family holiday or having a friend round for tea. Poverty blights children’s lives and their futures

Published 2012-09-10

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Publication year
2012
Author(s)
Whitham, Graham
Format
pdf, 16p., Graphs
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© The Save the Children Fund 2012
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Europe
Country
United Kingdom
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Publication year
2012
Author(s)
Whitham, Graham
Format
pdf, 16p., Graphs
Rights
© The Save the Children Fund 2012
Creative Commons License
None
Region
Europe
Country
United Kingdom
Content Type
Reports