Response: Milburn Review into Social Mobility and Child Poverty
By: Jane Thompson Published: March 2012
This paper explores the risks posed by aspects of the Welfare Reform Act and Localism Act to the drive to reduce child poverty and increase social mobility. It concentrates on three changes which will affect large numbers of families and examines the impact on education, work prospects and childcare.
- Milburn review response (PDF 117.5 KB)
A decent, affordable home is at the heart of family life. Parents who wish to lift their family out of poverty by improving their income, skills and well-being will struggle to do so against a backdrop of high rents, frequent moves and poor conditions. Their children will also struggle to achieve at school and subsequently find well-paid work.