From my OIA file:
As MacDoctor points out Innes says;
“There was a large increase in the number of young people receiving the sickness and invalid benefit between 2002 and 2007 (the largest increase was in the 18-19 age group). “Why was there such an increase in young people on invalid and sickness benefits? How much is due to mental and physical disease as a result of the increase in child poverty?”
She refers to the increase in child poverty in the 1990s and those children now becoming young adults.
Yet statistics show;
June 1990 9.7 percent of sickness beneficiaries were aged 15-19
June 2009 5.4 percent of sickness beneficiaries were aged 16-19
Children of the 1970s were also victims of growing child poverty?
Incidentally, in 1990 67 percent of sickness beneficiaries aged 15-19 were unmarried women. Hint.