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