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Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK: Vol 1: The Nature and Extent of the Problem

Esther Dermott and Gill Main


The largest UK research study on poverty and social exclusion ever conducted reveals startling levels of deprivation. 18m people are unable to afford adequate housing; 14m can’t afford essential household goods; and nearly half the population have some form of financial insecurity. Defining poverty as those whose lack of resources forces them to live below a publicly agreed minimum standard, this text provides unique and detailed insights into the nature and extent of poverty and social exclusion in the UK today. Written by a team of leading academics, the book reports on the extent and natur ... More

Keywords: Poverty, Social exclusion, Deprivation, financial insecurity, housing security

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781447332152
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447332152.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Esther Dermott, editor
University of Bristol

Gill Main, editor
University of Leeds

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