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Child Poverty

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What is Child Poverty and why is it important? 

Currently around 1 in 4 children in Northern Ireland is living in poverty – this means they and their families do not have enough money to have a decent standard of living. Children are more likely to be living in poverty than any other age group in society. Households in Northern Ireland continue to have less income on average compared to other parts of the UK. The high cost of childcare also has an impact on families’ incomes.  

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