[Comment] Relative poverty still matters

Although great reductions of childhood poverty have been achieved across the world, it remains a substantial cause of poor health and health inequalities.1 The commitment expressed in the first Sustainable Development Goal “to end poverty in all its forms everywhere” is therefore crucial to ensure that the next generation has the best chance of leading healthy lives.2 However, what does an end to poverty mean? Sophie Wickham and colleagues3 shine much needed light on this longstanding and politically heated debate.

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