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Children slipping back into poverty

Publié par Clifford Armion le 11/03/2009

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Rachel Williams

"Children in affluent areas are sinking into poverty after a third of the gains made over the last eleven years in getting families into work were wiped out in just 12 months, a new study warned today.

"One in five - two million - British children now live in households where neither parent has a job, a rise of 170,000 since 2008, the Campaign to End Child Poverty said. If unemployment continued to rise as forecast, the number could return to levels of a decade ago, when Tony Blair made his flagship pledge to eradicate child poverty by 2020 and halve it by 2010. The number of children in jobless households, two thirds of whom face poverty, had fallen by a half a million - nearly a quarter - between 1997 and 2008."

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"Children slipping back into poverty", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2009. Consulté le 20/05/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/children-slipping-back-into-poverty