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At Risks Groups
Lone Parents

49% of people in lone parent households are poor
Lone parents are more likely to be poor for two reasons
- Women from poorer backgrounds have a higher risk of becoming lone parents in the first
place. So they are already more likely to be…

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6.2 million adults and 36,000 children suffer from one or more disability
34% of disabled people are living in poverty
There are several reasons for the poverty of long term sick and disabled people, and their
carers
- They may be unable to work, or the work they can do…

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