57% of people in poverty are children or working-age adults living in a household where someone is in paid work.
This is according to a March 2018 briefing from the Institute for Fiscal Studies on poverty and low pay in the UK.
The briefing finds:
- Low pay is highly related to lack of pay progression. The wages of the low- and high- educated, and of men and women, end up much further apart by age 40 than they were at the start of their careers
- Experience and education are both positively associated with higher wages, but the association with experience is much stronger for the high-educated than the low-educated
- The fact that women’s wages fall behind their male counterparts over the lifecycle is, in part, related to a remarkable lack of wage progression in part-time work.