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For the period ending 2018, data on people in persistent poverty, defined as being in relative income poverty in at least 3 out of 4 consecutive years.

Data on persistent poverty in Wales comes from DWP. In their Income Dynamics report they define a person to be in persistent poverty if he or she is in relative income poverty in at least 3 out of 4 consecutive years (at the moment these are classed as experimental statistics).

A person in Wales had a 13% chance of being in persistent poverty between 2014 and 2018 (after housing costs were paid).

A child in Wales had a 19% chance of being in persistent poverty between 2014 and 2018 (after housing costs were paid).

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