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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Measurement and Change in Deprivation and Exclusion in Australia

Author: Melissa Wong Date: 22 January 2011 Conference paper/presentation

Poverty Measurement in Japan

Author: Aya Abe Date: 22 January 2011 Conference paper/presentation

Conceptual Notes Series No. 8 Work

Author: Nick Bailey Date: 01 September 2012 Other publication/report

Methodological Notes No.1 Contextual variables on the PSE-UK: a methodological note

Author: Nick Bailey Date: 01 December 2012 Other publication/report

Method Series No.9 Economic participation in the PSE Survey

Author: Nick Bailey Date: 01 July 2011 Other publication/report

The social distribution of homelessness in Scotland

Author: Kirsten Besemer Date: 01 April 2011 Conference paper/presentation

Multidimensional Poverty Measurement in Mexico

Author: Julio Boltvinik Date: 22 January 2011 Conference paper/presentation

An analysis of generational equity over recent decades in the OECD and UK

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 10 June 2011 Conference paper/presentation

The case for 'and' rather than 'or' in dimensions of poverty measurement in the European Union

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 01 May 2011 Conference paper/presentation

Missing Out

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 01 January 2012 Other publication/report

Demography, pensions and poverty

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 24 August 2010 Conference paper/presentation

The subjective well-being of children, Defining and Measuring Poverty in Heterogeneous Societies

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 29 November 2012 Conference paper/presentation

The legacy of Rowntree

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 23 February 2013 Conference paper/presentation

Children versus pensioners: which have benefitted most from the state over the last 30 years?

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 06 June 2013 Conference paper/presentation

The scientific measurement of poverty in rich and poor countries

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 26 October 2010 Conference paper/presentation

Methods Series No.7 Children’s deprivation items

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 01 January 2010 Other publication/report

From poverty to happiness

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 07 February 2013 Conference paper/presentation

Measuring child poverty

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 15 January 2013 Conference paper/presentation

Subjective child well-being

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 22 June 2012 Other publication/report

Social Policy in 2020

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 01 January 2012 Other publication/report

Child wellbeing in the 2000s

Author: Joanthan Bradshaw Date: 01 December 2012 Other publication/report

Chapter II: Family-Oriented Anti-Poverty Policies in Developed Countries

Co-author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 01 January 2012 Other publication/report

Measuring Child Poverty

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 22 January 2011 Conference paper/presentation

Child poverty in the UK.

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 01 February 2011 Conference paper/presentation

The measurement of extreme poverty

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 08 July 2010 Conference paper/presentation

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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