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The Use of Indicators of Child Well-Being in the United Kingdom and the European Union

  • JONATHAN BRADSHAW
Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 27)

Abstract

In March 1999, British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced “Our historic aim, that ours is the first generation to end child poverty forever…. It’s a 20-year mission but I believe it can be done.” Over the previous 20 years under successive Conservative Governments, relative child poverty as measured by the proportion of children living in families with equivalent income less than 60% of the contemporary median had increased nearly threefold from 14% in 1979 to 34% in 1997. When Blair made his announcement, he also said that it was the Government’s intention to monitor progress toward ending child poverty. In this chapter, I shall review the progress that has been made and the indicators that have been used.

Keywords

Social Exclusion Social Inclusion Child Poverty Housing Cost Equivalent Income 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • JONATHAN BRADSHAW
    • 1
  1. 1.University of YorkUK

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