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Slow growth in average income but large fall in pensioner poverty

Authors: Mike Brewer , Alissa Goodman , Jonathan Shaw and Luke Sibieta
Date: 13 March 2006
Type: Press Release,

Abstract

Slow growth in average living standards, but a rapid fall in pensioner poverty, are amongst the findings revealed in a new report published by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which analyses the latest official low income statistics published by the Department for Work and Pensions last week. The report also examines why child poverty has fallen under Labour, and why it did not fall enough for the child poverty targets for 2004/05 to be met. Download full version

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