Children: Disadvantaged

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 22nd March 2018.

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Photo of Daniel Zeichner Daniel Zeichner Labour, Cambridge

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to Improving Lives: Helping Workless Families, what proportion of the 11 per cent of children in couple-parent families who experience parental conflict are in (a) workless families, (b) families where one parent is in work and (c) families where both parents work.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Of the 11 per cent of children in couple-parent families living with parents who reported experiencing parental conflict in 2015-16:

(a) 14 per cent were in workless families

(b) 32 per cent were in families where one parent is in work and the other is not in work

(c) 54 per cent were in families where both parents work

These figures are now updated with the Parental Conflict Indicator published on the 22nd March 2018.

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