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The government is trying to come up with a new way of defining child poverty. Ministers say it isn't just about money, and should take into account factors like education and joblessness.

At the moment a child is considered to be living in poverty if their household income is below £251 a week.

Nicky Campbell asks: how would you define child poverty?

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Thu 15 Nov 2012 09:00

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