This short paper explores the meaning of childhood poverty through examining its causes and identifying groups vulnerable to extreme poverty. This accessible paper demystifies terms and definitions and also highlights the importance of specific policy measures to adequately address the devastating effects of poverty suffered by children and young people.
Marshall, J. (2003) CHIP Briefing 1: Children and poverty - some questions answered. Childhood Poverty Research and Policy Centre (CHIP), London, UK, 4 pp.