Three million children in poverty despite record employment

Three million children in poverty despite record employment

Three million children in poverty despite record employment.
Hundreds of thousands of children live in poverty because their parents have to spend so much on their housing costs.
Three million children in poverty despite record employment - The Mandatory Training Group -
The number of children living in poverty even though their parents work has gone up

Nearly three million children are living in poverty despite growing numbers of people in work.

Figures taken from the Department for Work and Pensions and analysed by the National Housing Federation show there are 847,000 children in working households who are living in poverty because of the cost of housing.

There are more than 2.9m children living in poverty in total.

More than two million of these children live in poverty before their parents pay housing costs.

According to the NHF, this is a 40% rise from the year 2010/11 until 2017/18, accounting for children who are in poverty after their parents pay either rent or mortgage.

The figures come despite another drop in unemployment figures.

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