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Does how you measure income make a difference to measuring poverty?

17 January 2011

A new CLS Working Paper examines the implications different methods of collecting and reporting income may have for measuring poverty, by reference to the Millennium Cohort Study income data.


Preventing poor children becoming poor adults

3 December 2010

A new strategy to meet the Government’s target of abolishing child poverty is detailed in a report that draws heavily on evidence from the Millennium, 1970 and 1958 cohort studies, including specially commissioned analysis.


Most Welsh children get off to healthy start despite relatively high poverty rate

15 October 2010

The Millennium generation of Welsh children may not have had the easiest start in life but most of them appear to be in excellent health and they have many friends, a new report suggests.


Three in four Pakistani and Bangladeshi children in UK living in poverty at age 7

15 October 2010

Almost three-quarters of Pakistani and Bangladeshi children in the UK are being brought up in families that are living on poverty-level income, new research suggests.


Northern Ireland childhood disadvantage report uses MCS data

23 June 2010

A recently published report, written by CLS for the Northern Ireland Executive, presents an analysis of child outcomes at age 5 from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).


Poorer children’s educational attainment

8 April 2010

A report which makes extensive use of CLS data was published at the end of March by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.


Poor children ‘lag a year behind’

15 February 2010

A report published on 1 February, which makes use of detailed data from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), reports that children from the poorest homes are almost a year behind middle class pupils by the time they start school.

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