The U.S. Can No Longer Hide From Its Deep Poverty Problem - The New York Times
These Photos Show Life in the Poorest Towns in America - Time
Commentary: I Live in a ‘Shithole’ Country. It’s the U.S. | Fortune
In the UK, 30% of children live below the poverty line:
End Child Poverty | Improving the lives of children and families
The End Child Poverty charity has just published an area-by-area report - and some parts of the UK are doing really badly:
Poverty in your area 2018 | Improving the lives of children and families
This has been widely reported in the press:
Nearly half of all children in London, Birmingham and Manchester live in poverty, finds study | The Independent
More than half of children in UK's poorest areas are now living in poverty | Metro News
The child poverty statistics are George Osborne's final legacy - New Statesman
Particularly in the local press. In Devon there are some very high numbers: and even in Sidmouth the figures are only just below the average:
|Sidmouth Sidford||302||25.62%||East Devon|
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