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Child poverty reduced if both parents go to work

The Guardian, 11 September 2009
Publié le : 11 septembre 2009
 Amelia Gentleman 

"Both parents in families living below the breadline will be urged to go to work to lift their children out of poverty, one of the ministers responsible for developing the government's child poverty strategy said yesterday.

"Conceding that it was now unlikely New Labour's pledge to halve the number of children living in poverty by 2010 would be met, the financial secretary, Stephen Timms, said the state of the economy had forced the government to rethink how best to fulfil the longer term goal of eradicating child poverty in the UK by 2020.

""Smarter targeting" of those most likely to be stuck in poverty was now necessary, he said, and this would include a new focus on getting both parents in low-income families in work."

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