Child poverty was in the headlines yet again yesterday, with most news outlets picking up on the story that the government is struggling to meet its 1999 target of halving child poverty by 2010.
The latest crop of stories have been generated by a study commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), which investigates the impact that current policies are projected to have on child poverty by 2010 and 2020. The full (and somewhat technical!) data behind the report is available and is entitled Micro-Simulating Child Poverty in 2010 and 2020; if graphs and charts aren't your thing, then take a look at Ending Child Poverty in a Changing Economy, the JRF's summary of the study's findings and conclusions.
For further reading, take a look at the JRF's child poverty site, which gathers together their many publications on this subject in recent years. You can also click on the 'Child Poverty' link in the 'Hot Topics' area in the right sidebar of this screen, which will bring up all of the relevant posts from the blog's archive.