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



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Scottish Rural additional to the PSE UK Survey

Author: Nick Bailey Date: 25 June 2013 Collaboration / Partnership

Trends and Implications of Poverty and Social Disadvantages in Hong Kong

Author: David Gordon Date: 25 June 2013 Collaboration / Partnership

State-of-the-Art Measurement of Poverty and Social Exclusion: Comparison of UK and Japan

Author: Christina Pantazis Date: 25 June 2013 Collaboration / Partnership

European Commission recommendations on Investing in children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage (20/02/2013)

Author: David Gordon Date: 25 June 2013 Summary of Impact

The Impoverishment of the UK - PSE UK first results: Living Standards

Author: David Gordon Date: 25 June 2013 Summary of Impact

Tonight; Breadline Britain

Author: David Gordon Date: 25 June 2013 Summary of Impact

orthern Ireland Communities In Action

Contributor of Evidence: David Gordon Date: 25 June 2013 Policy Influence

Meeting of the EU-SILC Task Force on Material Deprivation, Eurostat - Luxembourg 21–22Nov2011

Invited as informed advisor: David Gordon Date: 25 June 2013 Policy Influence

UN Expert Group Meeting, Quantitative Indicators Linked to the World Programme of Action for Youth, Division for Social Policy and Development of the UN Dept of Economic and Social Affairs

Invited as informed advisor: David Gordon Date: 25 June 2013 Policy Influence

UN Expert Group Meeting, Quantitative Indicators Linked to the World Programme of Action for Youth, Division for Social Policy and Development of the UN Dept of Economic and Social Affairs

Author: David Gordon Date: 25 June 2013 Policy Influence

Meeting of the Social Situation Observatory, Network on Income Distribution & Living Conditions, Eurocities, Brussels

Invited as informed advisor: David Gordon Date: 25 June 2013 Policy Influence

Research Committee 19 session on Poverty and Inequality: Meanings, Measures and Strategies at the International Sociology Association World Congress, University of Gothenburg.

invited convenor: David Gordon Date: 25 June 2013 Policy Influence

PSE invited meeting with Scottish Government officials.

Invited as informed advisor: Nick Bailey Date: 25 June 2013 Policy Influence

PSE invited meeting with Scottish Government officials.

Author: Nick Bailey Date: 25 June 2013 Policy Influence

Invited meeting with the President of Ireland to discuss processes of social transformation.

Invited as informed advisor: Ruth Levitas Date: 25 June 2013 Policy Influence

Invited meeting with the President of Ireland to discuss processes of social transformation.

Author: Ruth Levitas Date: 25 June 2013 Policy Influence

Scottish Government Response to the UK Measuring Child Poverty Consultation

Scottish Minister for Housing and Welfare: Margaret Burgess Date: 25 June 2013 Policy Influence

Scottish Government Response to the UK Measuring Child Poverty Consultation

Author: Margaret Burgess Date: 25 June 2013 Policy Influence

Invitation to All Party Parliamentary Group on the measurement of child poverty consultation

Invited as informed advisor: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 25 June 2013 Policy Influence

PSE Partner contracted to advise Ofcom on the 'the affordability of universal postal services'

Invited as informed advisor: Glen Bramley Date: 25 June 2013 Policy Influence

PSE Partner contracted to advise Ofcom on the 'the affordability of universal postal services'

Author: Glen Bramley Date: 25 June 2013 Policy Influence

Invited meeting with Social Security Advisory Committee

Invited as informed advisor: David Gordon Date: 25 June 2013 Policy Influence

Invited meeting with Social Security Advisory Committee

Invited as informed advisor: David Gordon Date: 25 June 2013 Policy Influence

Policy Response series No.8 Child Poverty Measurement

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 25 June 2013 Policy Influence

Policy Response series No.7 Hills Fuel Poverty Review

Author: Eldin Fahmy Date: 25 June 2013 Policy Influence

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Start date
31 March 2010
End date
30 March 2014
Grant holder
Professor David Gordon
Co-applicants
Ms Joanna Mack
Ms Christina Pantazis
Professor Ruth Levitas
Dr Esther Dermott
Dr Brian Livingston
Professor Glen Bramley
Professor Sarah Payne
Dr Eldin Fahmy
Mr Nick Bailey
Dr Pauline Heslop
Mr Nick Bailey
Dr Simon Pemberton
Professor Michael Tomlinson
Dr Demi Patsios
Ms Maria Gannon
Professor Mary Daly
Professor Jonathan Bradshaw
Grant amount
£3,798,315.02
Grant reference
RES-060-25-0052
Discipline
Social Policy
Grant type