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UK child poverty falls by a third

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 03 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:510
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    The number of children affected by poverty in the United Kingdom has fallen by a third in the past two years, a new report by the Child Poverty Action Group has stated.

    Three million children in the United Kingdom continue to live in poverty, however, with a further 2.4 million affected by “multiple deprivation.” This means that despite sacrifices by their parents these children go without two or more necessities, such as …

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