Children, Families and the Failure of UK Anti-Poverty Policy

7 Pages Posted: 14 Sep 2007

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Patricia Morgan

University of Buckingham - School of Humanities

Abstract

Relative child poverty is often associated with single parenthood. In fact, children of single parents have always constituted a minority of relatively poor children in the UK. However, in the last decade the Blair government has pursued an anti-poverty strategy targeted at single-parent families with the result that children in couple families have become relatively poorer and powerful disincentives have been created that discourage people from taking the most viable routes out of poverty.

Suggested Citation

Morgan, Patricia, Children, Families and the Failure of UK Anti-Poverty Policy. Economic Affairs, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 32-38, September 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1013691 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0270.2007.00752.x

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