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Children in poverty: Measurements and targets: Work and Pensions Committee to hold first oral evidence session

26 February 2021

The Work and Pensions Committee is to hold its first oral evidence session in the inquiry into children in poverty.

Purpose of the session

The first part of the inquiry is examining how best to measure child poverty and its impact, with the opening session taking evidence from academics and policy experts.

The meeting is likely to explore the different ways child poverty is defined and how income and issues such as debt, education and homelessness are linked to child poverty. It will also examine the role of targets in reducing the number of children in poverty. The first panel will focus on how child poverty is measured in an international context, while the second panel will focus on child poverty in the UK.


Wednesday 3 March

At 9.30am

Panel 1

  • Dr Keetie Roelen, Research Fellow and Co-Director of the Centre for Social Protection, Institute of Development Studies
  • Dr Jose Manuel Roche, Research Associate, University of Oxford

Panel 2

  • Helen Barnard, Director, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • Edward Davies, Director of Policy, Centre for Social Justice
  • Dr Kitty Stewart, Senior Lecturer, London School of Economics

Further information

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