The Definition of Child Poverty

In 2010, the then Labour UK government defined a child in poverty as being one where the household income that child lived in was less than 60% of the national average.

This BBC clip explains the measurement and compares it with the definition used by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation:

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Students can consider how these measures differ and how poverty levels may differ depending on which definition is being used.

Students can then research levels of child malnutrition in the UK, using this clip as a starting point:

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They can present their findings in a short PowerPoint presentation, which clearly references their sources of information.

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