Briefing: Review of Poverty and Life Chances

By: Matt Davies and Francesca Albanese  Published: August 2010


This briefing addresses two of the aims of the Review of Poverty and Life Chances chaired by the Rt Hon Frank Field MP: to examine the case for reforms to poverty measures and to explore how children’s home environment affects their life chances.

Summary

This briefing covers:

  • The definition and measurement of poverty
  • Education
  • Health
  • Early intervention and prevention

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