Children ‘locked’ out of work by jobless parents
1 Feb 2011
Tens of thousands of London children are “trapped” in homes where no adult has ever worked. New statistics show the number of London homes where no one has ever held down a full-time job has passed the 100,000 mark.
The crisis is worst in inner-London where one home in 15 has people who have never known regular employment – a four times higher rate than the rest of the country according to the Office for National Statistics.