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Children in poverty: Measurement and targets

Inquiry

Children in poverty: Measurement and targets

This inquiry is looking at children in poverty. This is a complex subject, so the Committee’s work will be in several parts.

For the first part of the inquiry, we are interested in finding out:

- how child poverty can most accurately be measured and defined

- what the impact of child poverty is, and how it should be measured

- how the Department for Work and Pensions should work with other parts of government to reduce the numbers of children living in poverty.

Read the call for evidence to find out more about the inquiry.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Oral evidence transcripts

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23 June 2021
Inquiry Children in poverty: Measurement and targets
Witnesses Will Quince MP (Minister for Welfare Delivery at Department for Work and Pensions), Donna Ward (Director of Poverty, Family and Disadvantage at Department for Work and Pensions), and Elaine Squires (Deputy Director for Income, Family and Disadvantage Analysis at Department for Work and Pensions)
Committees Work and Pensions Committee
Oral Evidence
26 May 2021
Inquiry Children in poverty: Measurement and targets
Witnesses Anne Longfield (Campaigner for children and Children’s Commissioner for England 2015 - 2021), and Bruce Adamson (Children and Young People’s Commissioner for Scotland)
Committees Work and Pensions Committee
Oral Evidence
26 May 2021
Inquiry Children in poverty: Measurement and targets
Witnesses Baroness Stroud (Chair of the Social Metrics Commission, and Chief Executive Officer of the Legatum Institute at Social Metrics Commission), Mike Brewer (Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Economist at Resolution Foundation), Robert Joyce (Deputy Director at Institute for Fiscal Studies), and Ed Humpherson (Director General for Regulation at Office for Statistics Regulation)
Committees Work and Pensions Committee
Oral Evidence
CPM0046 - Children in poverty: Measurement and targets
Witnesses Dr Jose Manuel Roche
Committees Work and Pensions Committee
Written Evidence
CPM0020 - Children in poverty: Measurement and targets
Witnesses England Illegal Money Lending Team
Committees Work and Pensions Committee
Written Evidence
CPM0030 - Children in poverty: Measurement and targets
Witnesses Dr Kate Mason (Postdoctoral Research Associate at Department of Public Health, Policy & Systems, University of Liverpool), Dr Sophie Wickham (Wellcome Trust Research Fellow at Department of Public Health, Policy & Systems, University of Liverpool), Dr Phillip McHale (Clinical Lecturer in Public Health and Policy at Department of Public Health, Policy & Systems, University of Liverpool), Mr Andy Pennington (Research Fellow at Department of Public Health, Policy & Systems, University of Liverpool), Dr Daniela Schlueter (Lecturer at Department of Public Health, Policy & Systems, University of Liverpool), Professor Dame Margaret Whitehead (WH Duncan Professor for Public Health at Department of Public Health, Policy & Systems, University of Liverpool), Professor David Taylor-Robinson (Professor of Public Health and Policy at Department of Public Health, Policy & Systems, University of Liverpool), and Professor Ben Barr (Professor in Applied Public Health Research at Department of Public Health, Policy & Systems, University of Liverpool)
Committees Work and Pensions Committee
Written Evidence

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