Briefing 64: There are more disadvantaged children in Britain than in many other advanced economies

A higher proportion of UK children grow up in households with incomes well below the national median, while more young people in the UK are not in education, employment or training

There are more disadvantaged children and young people in the UK than in other advanced economies

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Explaining the data

These figures are taken from the UNICEF Innocenti Report Card, an annual comparison of living standards for children and young people in advanced economies. The figures are from 2012 (child poverty) and 2013 (young people not in education, training or employment) because these are the figures used in the most recent version of the report. You can read the full report here: http://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/pdf/rc12-eng-web.pdf

 

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