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Journal Article

Tackling child poverty dynamics: filling in gaps in the strategy

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Publication date

2008

Abstract

Since announcing its ambitious pledge to eradicate child poverty, the Government’s strategy has focused on providing extra income to families, particularly in terms of tax credits, and on increasing employment rates among parents. Recently, however, its strategy has developed to encompass a new emphasis on job retention, career progression and smoothing movement into and out of work, all of which should serve to safeguard and support children’s movement out of poverty. With reference to poverty dynamics research, this article discusses why this new emphasis is crucial for reducing child poverty and highlights the possible future direction of developing policy in this light.

Published in

Social Policy and Society

Volume

7 (4):507-519

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1474746408004466

Subjects

Child Development, Labour Market, and Poverty

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1587014~S5

Notes

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