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(1)This section has effect for the interpretation of this Part.
(2)A child is to be taken to be living in poverty if the child experiences socio-economic disadvantage, and references to “child poverty” have a corresponding meaning.
(3)Without limiting subsection (2), a child is to be taken to experience socio-economic disadvantage during any period in which—
(a)the child lives in a household that falls within the relevant income group for the purposes of section 3 (the relative low income target) or section 5 (the absolute low income target), or
(b)the child lives in a household that falls within the relevant income group for the purposes of subsection (1)(a) of section 4 (combined low income and material deprivation target) and is regarded for the purposes of subsection (1)(b) of that section as experiencing material deprivation.
(4)Expressions used in subsection (3) and in Part 1 of this Act have the same meaning in that subsection as in that Part.
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