Measuring poverty 2019

Since its 2018 report, the Social Metrics Commission has continued to build support for its approach to poverty measurement. It was pleased to welcome the Government’s announcement that the Department for Work and Pensions would be developing experimental statistics based on the Commission’s measurement approach. This 2019 report uses the most recent data available to provide a comprehensive account of poverty based on the Commission’s measurement framework. It provides both a detailed overview of the extent and nature of poverty in the UK today and original analysis that shows how this has changed since the millennium.

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