United Kingdom - Monitoring poverty and social exclusion - January 01, 2017

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation Monitoring poverty and social exclusion 2016 report reveals that one in eight workers in the UK now live in poverty. The strong labour market has coincided with an increase in the number of workers in poverty. The number of people in poverty in a working family is 55% – a record high. Four-fifths of the adults in these families are themselves working, some 3.8 million workers in 2014/15, up by around a million since 2004/05. In-work poverty is more common for youngsters, self-employed workers and part-time employees. If the economic recovery turns into a period of sustained growth, it is important that those on low incomes share in it and feel the gains. The question is how the economy and the state can be restructured to prevent poverty.

English: https://www.jrf.org.uk/report/monitoring-poverty-and-social-exclusion-2016  

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