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Our Research Catalogue contains grants and outputs data up until April/May 2014.

Poverty and Social Exclusion in the United Kingdom

  • Start date: 01 April 2010
  • End date: 31 March 2014

The ESRC has funded a major research project into Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK. This project is a collaboration between the University of Bristol, University of Glasgow, Heriot Watt University, Open University, Queen’s University (Belfast), University of York, National Centre for Social Research and the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. The project commences in April 2010 and will run for three-and-a-half years.

The primary purpose is to advance the 'state of the art' of the theory and practice of poverty and social exclusion measurement.  In order to improve current measurement methodologies, the research will develop and repeat the 1999 Poverty and Social Exclusion Survey. This research will produce information of immediate and direct interest to policy makers, academics and the general public.  It will provide a rigorous and detailed independent assessment on progress towards the UK Government's target of eradicating child poverty.

Objectives

This research has three main objectives;

  1. To improve the measurement of poverty, deprivation, social exclusion and standard of living . 
  2. To assess changes in poverty and social exclusion in the UK
  3. To conduct policy-relevant analyses of poverty and social exclusion

Further information

Contact: Prof David Gordon