Child poverty

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Community Links
Date of publication
1 October 2008
Social change series; 2
Children and Young People, Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion
Social welfare
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This report draws together previous research and work done by Community Links on child poverty in London. The report highlights the extent of child poverty in Newham, summarises Community Links' recent research and set out key recommendations, including the need for government to increase its investment to meet its child poverty targets by 2010; increasing the number of decent jobs that pay people to work their way out of poverty; and encouraging local authorities to focus on their role in eradicating child poverty.

Case studies are included throughout to illustrate the complex characteristics of child poverty which many people in Newham experience daily. These case studies provide a stark reminder about how the next generation is dealing with the challenges of growing up in poverty.

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