Thursday, 19 March 2009

Social Geography: A portrait of child poverty...

Interesting article from the Guardian marking the anniversary of Tony Blair's promise to eradicate child poverty by 2020. It states that 30% of children still remain beneath the breadline.
Poverty for children in Britain means not having a winter coat, never having enough money to go on holiday or on school trips, not having the spare pound needed to join subsidised after-school clubs, not being able to afford to go swimming. It isn't about going hungry, but it is likely to involve eating irregularly, cheaply and badly. The article highlights a reluctance to confront the causes of poverty at home in Britain, bred partly from an unwillingness to accept that the answer may lie in the need to redistribute wealth.

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