New report reveals details of persistent low pay and poverty

Today's Guardian contains an article that is very critical of Labour's drive to tackle poverty since the late 1990s. A policy, incidentally, that is centred in the belief that work is the best route out of poverty.

In Low wages undermine work route out of poverty Lucy Ward comments on a recent study by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

The findings suggest that the last three governments have reduced poverty, but at the same time little has been done to tackle the root causes of the problem - gross inequalities of rates of pay.

More details of the study can be found in a press release.

The report - Monitoring poverty and social exclusion 2006 (Guy Palmer, Tom MacInnes and Peter Kenway) can be downloaded here for free.

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