Category Archives: Child Poverty

Bristol Child Poverty Strategy 2011-2020 Published

Bristol is pleased to publish its first Child Poverty Strategy, which is based on an extensive needs assessment and citywide consultation. The most recent full national data release showed that 21,835 Bristol children live in poverty (26.7%) – the highest … Continue reading

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Unicef Report: Children’s Well-being in UK, Sweden & Spain Published

In 2007, a Unicef report ‘An overview of child well-being in rich countries‘ ranked the UK bottom of a league table for child well-being across 21 industrialised countries. UNICEF UK commissioned Ipsos MORI to explore some of the reasons behind these statistics by … Continue reading

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Government’s Child Poverty Strategy launched

Yesterday, Nick Clegg and Iain Duncan-Smith announced plans to move 350,000 children out of poverty by 2017, largely through reforming the welfare system and addressing aspirations. A new Child Poverty and Social Mobility Commission will also be set up to … Continue reading

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Child Poverty Needs Assessment

A packaged-up version of the Child Poverty Needs Assessment for Bristol can be found here.  This has been produced for portability, where there is a need to print a copy to take to a meeting, for example.  The intention is … Continue reading

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Median Income

National Indicator NI 166 is defined as the median gross weekly pay of full-time employees. The charts below show that Bristol ranks second among Core Cities, and fourth among our statistical neighbours.

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Child poverty in Bristol

Child poverty in Bristol has a significant impact on outcomes for children and young people. Availability of data to measure this indicator is sparse and still being developed nationally, so we resort here to providing a range of different data … Continue reading

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What is child poverty and how is it measured?

What is child poverty? At its heart poverty is very simple – the family does not have access to enough income and other resources to provide a decent standard of living. This is likely to limit the child’s opportunity to … Continue reading

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