1 thought on “Government spending is around 40% of GDP. If that is not enough to eradicate child poverty – how much is?”

  1. Posted 10/04/2018 at 10:00 | Permalink

    Indeed, Kate.

    In fact, the last Labour government managed to increase state spending to 50% of GDP and still didn’t manage, on its own measure, to eradicate child ‘poverty’. Whilst it achieved a modest reduction in the number of children growing up in households with an income of less than 60% of the median (its chosen measure), largely by moving families who were just below this threshold to just above it, it oversaw a rise in the number growing up in households with less than 40% of the median income.

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