Child poverty figures have declined.
However the poverty industry rightly warns that the figures are misleading, because they have only declined because the incomes of middle income workers fell faster than those of people on benefits during the last few years.
They are right, but the only reason why we use relative poverty figures in the first place is because activists used them to imply that poverty levels were far higher than they appeared to be using absolute poverty figures.
In the years when we were all getting richer relative poverty was the only way to make it seem as if poverty was not declining at an impressive rate.
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