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Covid Inequality | NI Children and Poverty

General  |  Thu Dec 03 2020

Covid deepening inequalities

Researchers at University College London reported that people who were struggling before Covid have seen their situation worsen: almost half of those having trouble financially before the lockdown said their situation was now much worse, and a further quarter said they were worse off.  Amongst those who reported being comfortably off before Covid, 27% said they are now doing better than before; only 20% of this group reported being worse off.

NI children

New analysis by the NI Commissioner for Children and Young People drew attention to the situation of children living in poverty, homeless children and children living in temporary accommodation, among other issues here.

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