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Work and Worklessness

Evidence is clear that the root causes of families being in poverty are worklessness or low earnings (either not working enough hours or not being paid enough).  Children in workless families are three times as likely to be in relative poverty than families where at least one parent works.  Of the 1.5 million children in poor working families in 2011/12 only 100,000 were in families where both parents were in full time work (Child Poverty Strategy 2014-17).

By using the menu on the left hand side you can access information on how Cornwall is tackling the issues of child poverty in relation to work and worklessness.