This feasibility study was conducted to establish the potential for a research study of child poverty and ethnicity in the United Kingdom. It explored data sources that could be analysed by ethnic group and the questions relating to child poverty and ethnicity that they might answer. This was used as a basis on which to agree the coverage of the main stage report on ethnicity and child poverty (Research Report no. 576 due to be published in May 2009).
The study briefly discusses possible sources for analysing the following areas: income poverty and composition of poor and not-poor households; material deprivation; poverty/employment transitions; generational analysis; differentiation within the white majority population; and regional analysis. The appendix lists all of the data sources referred to.