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Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK: Vol. 2: The Dimensions of Disadvantage

Glen Bramley and Nick Bailey


Based on the largest UK study of its kind ever commissioned in the UK, this book provides the most detailed national picture of poverty and social exclusion. Chapters consider a wide range of dimensions of disadvantage, covering aspects of household resources, participation and quality of life. On resources, the book charts changing views about the social minimum over the last fifty years as well as changes in living standards and poverty in particular. Analyses also look at the importance of non-financial resources including access to local services and the kinds of support provided by social ... More

Keywords: Poverty, Social exclusion, Deprivation, Disadvantage, Income, Resources, Living standards, Well-being

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781447334224
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447334224.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Glen Bramley, editor
Heriot-Watt University

Nick Bailey, editor
University of Glasgow

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Nick Bailey and Glen Bramley

Part 1: Resources

Two Living standards in the UK

Demi Patsios, Marco Pomati and Paddy Hillyard

Three Severe poverty and destitution

Glen Bramley, Suzanne Fitzpatrick and Filip Sosenko

Four Poverty, local services and austerity

Glen Bramley and Kirsten Besemer

Part 2: Participation

Five Social participation and social support

Lisa Wilson, Eldin Fahmy and Nick Bailey

Part 3: Quality of life

Ten Poverty and social harm: challenging discourses of risk, resilience and choice

Simon Pemberton, Christina Pantazis and Paddy Hillyard

Twelve The poverty of well-being

Mike Tomlinson and Lisa Wilson

Part 4: Bringing it together

Thirteen The multidimensional analysis of social exclusion

Nick Bailey, Eldin Fahmy and Jonathan Bradshaw

Fourteen Conclusions and emerging themes

Glen Bramley and Nick Bailey

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