Poverty and Social Exclusion in The United Kingdom
AbstractIn the United Kingdom, the average household size has reduced. The proportion of lone parent families is rising sharply. The UK also enjoys a low unemployment rate and positive economic conditions. Poverty is high after over two decades of virtually continuous growth and concerns 20% to 25% of the population, regardless of whether it is defined in strictly monetary terms or more broadly in terms of hard material living conditions or subjective poverty. There is a broad consensus in the United Kingdom with regard to the list of elements deemed vital for acceptable living conditions. Among these are adequate food and clothing, but also the ability to visit friends. The study of situations where low resources are combined with a lack of certain of these elements rounds out the strictly monetary approach. Some household categories are particularly exposed to this phenomenon, especially lone parent families and the jobless.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques in its journal Economie et Statistique.
Volume (Year): 383-384-385 (2005)
Issue (Month): (December)
Multiple Dimensions of Poverty; Welfare Programs; United Kingdom;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being
- I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
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- Atkinson, Tony & Cantillon, Bea & Marlier, Eric & Nolan, Brian, 2002. "Social Indicators: The EU and Social Inclusion," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780199253494.
- Atkinson Tony & Cantillon Bea & Marlier Eric & Nolan Brian, 2002. "Indicators for Social Inclusion," Politica economica, Società editrice il Mulino, issue 1, pages 7-28.
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