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But what are these the measures of poverty?
4m more people are living below an adequate standard of living and are just about managing at best, according to an authoritative report on living standards in modern Britain.  The new research for the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) sheds light on how different kinds of household are faring, against the Minimum Income Standard (MIS).
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JRF:  Just about managing: 4m more people living on inadequate incomes in modern Britain

IEA:  Focus on Minimum Income Standard misses the point on poverty

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Unicef:  UK risks leaving poorest children behind

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Child Poverty Bill published

JRF:  Growth alone will not help just managing families squeezed by rising inflation

IEA:  Oxfam’s report does nothing to help the world’s poor

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IFS:  Living Standards, Poverty & Inequality in the UK: 2016

JRF:  Poverty costs UK £78bn per year

JRF:  Growing up in poverty detrimental to children’s friendships & family life

JRF:  1.25m people are destitute in the UK

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