Inequality and child poverty
A child’s start in life has lasting implications for their health, wellbeing, and access to opportunities.
Poverty remains the greatest obstacle for millions of children and young people across the globe. Limited access to basic standards of living, healthcare and state support is having a significant impact on the ability of children to survive and thrive.
Our research at The University of Manchester aims to tackle a broad range of poverty challenges that face children and their families in the UK and around the world. We work directly with NGOs and policymakers to enable children to access the basic services that they need.
Researchers at our Global Development Institute worked with policymakers to mitigate risk and reduce childhood mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa, where 38% of global newborn deaths occur.
Stefan Bouzarovski received the EU’s Ordinary Hero award for his research into energy poverty and policy recommendations on how to ensure that everybody can access basic facilities.
Anna Sanders from the School of Social Sciences interviewed women in Manchester to discover the impact of austerity cuts on them and their children.
The University has partnered with a local charity to make cultural experiences accessible for some of the region's most disadvantaged residents.