From Target to Legislation: Tackling Child Poverty in the United Kingdom—A Model for the United States?

Poverty & Family Economics

BI2010 CoverThis essay takes a detailed look at the recent passage and policy implications of the U.K.’s Child Poverty Act, a comprehensive piece of legislation to halve child poverty within the U.K. by 2020. Kate Bell, Director of Policy at the U.K. charity Gingerbread, suggests that both through a similar legislative framework, the United States may be able to alleviate their growing child poverty rates by placing the issue permanently on the political agenda.

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