Briefing • 7 March 2014
Briefing 21: millions of children go without essential items
Research shows that children have to cope without everyday items that most people would consider basic necessities
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Explaining the data:
This data comes from a recent study by the Poverty and Social Exclusion research project, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. The largest ever study of poverty conducted in the UK, it identifies people falling below what the public agrees is a minimum standard of living. It shows that over 30 million people (almost half the population) are suffering to some degree from financial insecurity. The full report can be found at http://www.poverty.ac.uk/sites/default/files/attachments/ The_Impoverishment_of_the_UK_PSE_UK_first_results_summary_report_ March_28.pdf
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