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Social Policies and Distributional Outcomes Research Paper
Going backwards? The slowdown, stalling and reversal of progress in reducing child poverty in Britain during the second decade of the 21st century, and the groups of children that were affected.
Polly Vizard, Polina Obolenskaya and Kritty Treebhoohun
This paper has been written as part of the Social Policies and Distributional Outcomes (SPDO) research programme and provides an in-depth assessment of the slowdown, stalling and reversal of progress in reducing child po...Read more...
13 March 2023
Living arrangements, intra-household inequality and children’s deprivation: Evidence from EU-SILC
Eleni Karagiannaki and Tania Burchardt
Evidence from the 2014 EU-SILC indicates that a non-negligible proportion of children in Europe live in multi-family households. Leaving aside more complex household types, around 4% of children live with their grandpare...Read more...
22 June 2022
The two-child limit & ‘choices’ over family size: When policy presentation collides with lived experiences
Kate Andersen and Ruth Patrick
The two-child limit restricts the child element in Universal Credit and Tax Credits to two children in a household (for children born after April 2017). One objective of the two-child limit is to influence the fertility ...Read more...
15 June 2022
Children and Families Seeking Asylum in the UK
This CASEBrief provides a summary of new administrative data on children and families seeking asylum in the UK and those receiving support from the Home Office under the Asylum Support system. Much of the recent debate o...Read more...
28 October 2021
A time of need: Exploring the changing poverty risk facing larger families in the UK
Kitty Stewart, Aaron Reeves and Ruth Patrick
Child poverty in the UK has seen rapid change over the last two decades, broadly falling from the late 1990s until 2012/13 and rising since then. As a result, child poverty rates converged with rates of poverty for worki...Read more...
28 July 2021
Child Indicators Research:
Child Poverty Amongst Young Carers in the UK: Prevalence and Trends in the Wake of the Financial Crisis, Economic Downturn and Onset of Austerity
Polly Vizard, Polina Obolenskaya and Tania Burchardt
The article provides the first estimates of prevalence and trends in child poverty amongst young carers aged 5–19 in the UK using specialized income data from the Family Resources Survey / the Households Below Average In...Read more...
14 January 2019
Does Money Affect Children's Outcomes? An update
Kerris Cooper and Kitty Stewart
This report provides an update to Does Money Affect Children’s Outcomes?: A Systematic Review, published in October 2013. Using systematic search approaches, we review the literature examining the relationship between ho...Read more...
12 July 2017
How do experts think child poverty should be measured in the UK? An analysis of the Coalition Government’s consultation on child poverty measurement 2012-13
Kitty Stewart and Nick Roberts
This paper examines responses to a 2012-13 government consultation on child poverty measurement. It explores what these responses tell us about attitudes towards the child poverty indicators in the Child Poverty Act 2010...Read more...
14 July 2016
Labour's Record on Cash Transfers, Poverty, Inequality and the Lifecycle 1997 - 2010
Cash transfers (benefits and tax credits) are crucial to the way that inequalities develop over time. This paper looks at how Labour’s aims, policies and achievements on poverty and inequality related to its reforms of a...Read more...
1 August 2013
Welfare Reforms and Child Well-Being in the US and UK
This paper examines the effects of recent welfare reforms in the US and UK on the well-being of children in low-income families, looking specifically at the effects on poverty, family expenditures, and child health and d...Read more...
Expenditure Patterns Post-Welfare Reform in the UK: Are low-income families starting to catch up?
Paul Gregg, Jane Waldfogel and Elizabeth Washbrook
In this paper we provide evidence on how the UK government’s welfare reforms since 1998 have affected the material well-being of children in low-income families. We examine changes in expenditure patterns and ownership o...Read more...
Social Exclusion and Children: A European view for a US debate
The concept of social exclusion has been widely debated in Europe but its application to children has seen relatively little discussion. What could be meant by exclusion of children is the first main theme of the paper. ...Read more...
Development Economics Paper
Is Child Work Necessary?
Sonia R Bhalotra
This paper investigates why children work by studying the wage elasticity of child labour supply. Incorporating subsistence constraints in to a model of labour supply, we show that a negative wage elasticity favours the ...Read more...
Development Economics Paper
Child Farm Labour: Theory and Evidence
Sonia R Bhalotra and Chris Heady
This paper presents a dynamic model of child labour supply in a farming household. The model clarifies the roles of land, income and household size, allowing labour and credit market imperfections. If labour markets are ...Read more...
How Effective is the British Government's Attempt to Reduce Child Poverty?
David Piachaud and Holly Sutherland
The new Labour Government in Britain has made the reduction of child poverty one of its central objectives. This paper describes the specific initiatives involved in Labour's approach and weighs them up in terms of their...Read more...