Oxfam report on ‘BME Maternal Poverty’

‘Exploring BME Maternal Poverty. The financial lives of ethnic minority mothers in Tyne and Wear’ is an Oxfam Research Report published in January 2011.

The report shines a light into a neglected area: the financial lives of BME mothers. Census data shows that BME women are over-represented in the poorest households in the UK, while previous studies have found that women often bear the greatest burden of material hardship in low-income households. Using a methodology to measure poverty within the household, this study opens up the financial arrangements of BME families and explores how life on a low income impacts on BME mothers.

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