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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The Inequality Crisis

Author: Stewart Lansley Date: 21 February 2013 Conference paper/presentation

Is everybody happy? The politics and measurement of national wellbeing

Co-author: mike tomlinson Date: 19 February 2013 Journal article

From poverty to happiness

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

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ESRC Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK - Statistical Briefing Note No.3 Harmonised UK Omnibus 2012

Co-author: Demi Patsios Date: 01 February 2013 Working paper

Measuring child poverty

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

An analysis of equity in redistribution to the retired and children over recent decades in the OECD and the UK

Co-author: jonathan bradshaw Date: 01 January 2013 Journal article

Living apart, losing sympathy? How neighbourhood context affects attitudes to redistribution and to welfare recipients

Co-author: nick bailey Date: 01 January 2013 Journal article

Child wellbeing in the 2000s

Author: Joanthan Bradshaw Date: 01 December 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

Conceptual Notes Series No. 9 Mental Health

Author: Sarah Payne Date: 01 December 2012 Other publication/report

Statistical Briefing Notes series No.2 Bias in the Northern Ireland Omnibus June 2012 Sort Card module?

Author: David Gordon Date: 01 December 2012 Other publication/report

Statistical Briefing Notes series No.1 Why use relative risks?

Author: David Gordon Date: 01 December 2012 Other publication/report

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

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

Recent advances in using socially perceived necessities to measure poverty

Author: David Gordon Date: 29 November 2012 Conference paper/presentation

Policy relevant measurement of poverty in low, middle and high income countries

Author: David Gordon Date: 22 November 2012 Conference paper/presentation

Poverty and Exclusion - What is the answer?'

Author: Ruth Levitas Date: 06 November 2012 Conference paper/presentation

Child benefit packages for working families, 1992-2009

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 01 November 2012 Book chapter

120,000 Troubled Families?

Author: Ruth Levitas Date: 01 November 2012 Other publication/report

Using children’s understandings of poverty to inform child poverty measurement

Author: Gill Main Date: 31 October 2012 Conference paper/presentation

Poverty, material deprivation, and children’s well-being

Author: Gill Main Date: 23 October 2012 Conference paper/presentation

Townsend Revisited - Keynote introduction

Author: David Gordon Date: 22 October 2012 Conference paper/presentation

Inequality, the Crash and the Crisis

Author: stewart lansley Date: 12 October 2012 Journal article

Child poverty, family policy and the crisis

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 19 September 2012 Conference paper/presentation

Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK

Author: Mike Tomlinson Date: 13 September 2012 Conference paper/presentation

A child-derived material deprivation index

Author: Gill Main Date: 13 September 2012 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