Ending Child Poverty by 2020: the first five years

Publication date: 2004 Format: Paperback, 86 pages Published by: Child Poverty Action Group
ISBN: 1 901698 72 6

Five years on from the Government’s historic pledge to abolish child poverty within twenty years, CPAG has brought together leading academics and campaigners to reflect on the progress that the Government is making towards this goal.

Ending Child Poverty by 2020 examines the impact of child poverty, including from children’s own perspectives, and considers what further steps the Government needs to take to realise its ambition. Employment as a route out of poverty, childcare policy and area-based initiatives are all considered.

Ending Child Poverty by 2020 shows that much progress has been made, but there is more to do. Eradication of child poverty is within our grasp, but unless the Government takes more radical measures in future, the goal may not be achieved.

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