Parents and Recurrent Poverty

  A major reason for recurrent poverty is leaving the workforce due to childbirth and childcare and returning to low paid, insecure work. However, there are relatively few studies that give qualitative insights into the experiences of parents living on low incomes (whether in paid work or not) and hardly any research on recurrent poverty amongst parents. The ERI has been commissioned to carry out research whose aim is to increase understanding of the reasons for recurrent poverty among disadvantaged parents (disadvantaged in terms of income, lone parenthood, location and/or disability/ health) and why it remains a problem in the UK. The final report will review the state of policy and consider implications for policy at the UK level and in each of the devolved administrations.

  • Start Date:

    1 April 2008

  • End Date:

    1 June 2008

  • Activity Type:

    Research

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