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Children in poverty: Measurement and targets

Inquiry

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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Third Report - Children in poverty: Measurement and targets
Inquiry Children in poverty: Measurement and targets
HC 188
Report
Response to this report
Fifth Special Report - Children in poverty: Measurements and targets: Government Response to the Committee’s Third Report
HC 930
Special Report
Fifth Special Report - Children in poverty: Measurements and targets: Government Response to the Committee’s Third Report
Inquiry Children in poverty: Measurement and targets
HC 930
Special Report

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)
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)
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)
Oral Evidence
Kinship Care Alliance (CPM0029)
Dr Jose Manuel Roche (CPM0046)
England Illegal Money Lending Team (CPM0020)

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