Poverty Statistics: 17% of UK Children Living In Absolute Poverty

October 11, 2011 4:06 am

We have written about poverty statistics in the US before. We spotted this today:

“The UK will continue to see a big rise in the number of people living in poverty, a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has warned.

The study said 2.2 million children and two million working age adults were living in absolute poverty in 2009-10.

It predicts that by 2012-13, this will rise by an extra 600,000 children and 800,000 adults of working age.

The government said its “wide-ranging reforms will have a dynamic impact on some of the poorest families”.

In percentage terms, 17% of UK children were living in absolute poverty in 2009-10. By 2012-13, the IFS predicts this will rise to 21.8%.”

Statistics Source: BBC

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