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Eradicating Child Poverty: Milestones and Targets Update, April 2010, 13/04/10 [W]

The latest National Statistics on Child Poverty indicators produced by the Welsh Assembly Government.

The key points from the release are:

  • Of the 31 child poverty indicators, 23 have sufficient data to allow an assessment (i.e. both a baseline and at least one later figure);
  • Of the indicators that have been assessed, just over half of the indicators show a clear improvement, one indicator shows a clear deterioration, whilst the rest show little or no change;
  • Indicators 1, 2, 3, 11, 12, 14 and 15 have been re-calculated using the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation 2008 instead of the Townsend measure of deprivation, since the last release. New data for these indicators is published for the first time in this release.
  • Since the last release, the progress status of three indicators has changed. Indicator 12 (teenage conceptions) has shown a clear improvement and is now given a green progress status. Indicator 19 (overcrowding) has been re-evaluated using different data which is more suitable for measuring the indicator and now has a red status. Indicator 22 (workless households) has been re-evaluated using statistical tests and has now been given an amber status.

Further information is available on the Welsh Assembly Government website.