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What are the biggest impacts of welfare reform on families with children?
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Despite UK Govt’s obligation to eradicate child poverty by 2020, the future looks bleak (projected child poverty is the red line). This is largely the result of ongoing tax and social security reform
Impact of poverty on child wellbeing
Chronic Ill Health as Toddlers
Risk of Accidental Injury
Lower Educational Attainment
UK: rethink tax, benefit and labour market policies to strike a better balance between poverty eradication and human rights on one side and economic growth on the other.