The ‘unpolitics’ of child poverty

‘Some issues are organized into politics while others are organized out’ (Crenson, 1971)

I’ve had an article published in the latest edition of the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) journal Poverty on the ‘unpolitics’ of child poverty. Basically, I try and suggest that whilst there has been a lot of activity around tackling child poverty in the UK, there has also been a lot of inactivity in potentially important areas. There are things that are very effectively kept off the political agenda – such as wealth and the amount of unpaid tax and the corporate welfare system  – which, if included in discussions about why poverty occurs and how we can end it, might help more than focusing on guff such as ‘raising aspirations’ and tackling ‘cultures of worklessness’….

The article can be found here

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