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Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion in Wales 2007, 06/12/07 [W]

This report provides a comprehensive update of the New Policy Institute analysis published two years ago for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Key findings include:

  • Child poverty in Wales is around a quarter lower than in the late 1990s but there has been no further progress in the last two years, the rate stalling at around 28%
  • Up to 1% of children are in situations where they are almost certain to be very seriously disadvantaged (for example, in care or becoming homeless). More than 15% of children live in workless households and more than 20% live with a disabled parent
  • The unemployment rate among young adults stands at around 10%, more than twice that for those aged over 25. More than a fifth of both disabled people and lone parents want, but lack, paid work
  • A quarter of 19-year-olds lack NVQ2 or equivalent qualifications, a proportion unchanged this decade
  • Around 10% of 16- to 18-year-olds are not in employment, education or training.

Further information on the report can be found on the Joseph Rowntree Foundation website.