Poverty spreads among children in Britain

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 20 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:996

One in three children in Britain is living in poverty compared with 1 in 10 in 1979, says a report from the Child Poverty Action Group. The charity warns that large families and households without a full time worker are particularly at risk. Over two thirds of children in lone parent families are living in poverty.

“In the last decade and a half, living standards of the poor and affluent have marched …

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