|Unfortunately some families find it difficult / impossible to overcome the drivers of poverty|
The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has called for a far-reaching overhaul of the existing poverty measures. The think tank is urging the Government to take into account the 5 main drivers of poverty – family breakdown, worklessness, drug & alcohol addiction, personal debt and educational failure – in its new reforms.
The CSJ has devised a ‘life chance risk’ assessment whereby a child would be deemed to be in poverty if they were found to have 1 or 2 life chance risks and their family to fall below one of the income measures. Where a child had 3 or more life chance risks, the child would be considered to be in entrenched poverty.