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Ethnicity and child poverty

Child poverty commands widespread national and international concern. The United Kingdom (UK) has established its ambitions to end child poverty, with interim targets for substantial reductions and an apparatus to monitor progress. However, the poverty of ethnic minority children has not been strongly emphasised within the child poverty agenda by means, for example, of specific targets for ethnic minority groups. This is despite the fact that children from minority ethnic groups are overrepresented among poor children.