Measuring poverty 2019: a report of the Social Metrics Commission

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Since its 2018 report, the 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 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 first year where the data for the Commission’s measurement framework is available


Demography, Households, Poverty and Social Policy



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