Entries by Enver Solomon from 02/2013

Tackling Child Poverty

| Posted 02.15.2013 | UK Politics

A key component in the mix of measures required to reduce child poverty is to make childcare more affordable to poorer families and thereby encourage more mothers into work. This is central to the approach of countries like Denmark, where 84 per cent of mothers are in employment, compared to just 67 per cent in the UK.

UK's Child Mortality Performance Is Unacceptable

| Posted 02.19.2013 | UK Politics

One of the most shocking statistics relating to children in our country is the fact that five lives under the age of 14 would be saved each day if our record on child mortality was the best in Europe - that's the equivalent of 1600 avoidable child deaths a year; a truly startling figure.

UK's Child Poverty Black Spots Mapped Out

| Posted 02.20.2013 | UK Politics

The disparities across the country are vast. Poverty levels in constituencies such as Manchester Central and Poplar and Limehouse reach over 40 per cent; in contrast, the poverty rate in the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister's constituencies is under 10 per cent.