UK measurement of child poverty to be redefined

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The way child poverty is measured in the UK is to be redefined by the government as part of a new approach to addressing the problem.

Ministers want to replace the current measure, which is based on family income, with broader criteria that includes parents' employment.

Mark Easton reports.

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