in the way it treated its children did not only single out child poverty as a cause of the problem – other factors included the factory-like education and training system,
For anybody young and unlucky to be trapped in one of our sprawling sink estates through the bad luck of birth, what chance is there?
Gosh, you mean that two of the largest government programs, those of education and social housing, are part of the problem?
Carry on like that and you\’ll end up arguing that the State provision of such things needs reforming…..
A third of the bottom 10% of wage earners in 2001/2, reports the Work Foundation\’s Bottom 10 Million programme, were still there in 2008/9.
Now that is an interesting number, isn\’t it? Economic mobility seems alive and well if 2/3 of the bottom 10% escape the bottom 10% in only 6 years……