Reducing Child Poverty in Britain: An Assessment of Government Policy 1997-2001
The reduction and eventual elimination of child poverty has become one of the central objectives of the new Labour Government in Britain. Measures to achieve this by changing taxes and benefits and promoting paid work are described. Their effects are assessed using a micro-simulation model. The policy changes will achieve a significant reduction in child poverty but it will remain in 2001 substantially higher than in 1979 and much higher than in most European nations.
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Volume (Year): 111 (2001)
Issue (Month): 469 (February)
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