This week I met with End Child Poverty to discuss their research which found that child poverty, after housing costs had increased by 2% in Delyn. This means that 1 in 4 children in the constituency now live in poverty.
The End Child Poverty coalition has published child poverty rates for each constituency, ward and local authority across Britain. The research is carried out by Professor Donald Hirsch and Dr Juliet Stone at the Centre for Research in Social Policy at Loughborough University. They have applied a technique called Small Area Estimation used by other research bodies such as the Office for National Statistics and World Bank, which considers the relationship between large national surveys and local administrative data to calculate levels of child poverty at the local level.
Child poverty is asking MPs to support a number of measures: Read more “Child Poverty in Delyn 2019”