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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Conceptual Notes Series No. 8 Work

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Paradigms in EU social policy: A critical account of Europe 2020

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Analysis Series No.3 Final Report on Focus Groups

Author: Eldin Fahmy Date: 01 August 2012 Other publication/report

Child poverty, child deprivation, and children’s subjective well-being

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Comparing Necs of Life in UK & Japan

Author: Christina Pantazis Date: 16 July 2012 Conference paper/presentation

Public Perceptions of Poverty in the UK

Author: Eldin Fahmy Date: 16 July 2012 Conference paper/presentation

Poverty measurement, Measuring Child Poverty - Sticking to Target?

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 12 July 2012 Conference paper/presentation

The UK experience of the National Reform Programme and the Social Report Programme and the crisis

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 11 July 2012 Conference paper/presentation

Wednesday's Chid Is Full of Woe; Poverty and inequality

Author: steven jenkins Date: 01 July 2012 Journal article

Varieties of poverty reduction: Inserting the poverty and social exclusion target into Europe 2020

Co-author: mary daly Date: 01 July 2012 Journal article

Multidimensional Child Poverty

Author: David Gordon Date: 27 June 2012 Conference paper/presentation

Subjective child well-being

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

The structural determinants of child subjective well-being

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 22 June 2012 Conference paper/presentation

The beginnings: 1972 – The Year Book of Social Policy in Britain 1971

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 20 June 2012 Book chapter

The end of universality? The abolition of universal child benefits in Japan and the United Kingdom

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

An index of child material deprivation

Co-author: gill main Date: 01 June 2012 Journal article

Box 4m: Comparative research on poverty

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 01 June 2012 Book chapter

Inequality and its effect on the Global Crisis

Author: Stewart Lansley Date: 01 May 2012 Conference paper/presentation

Analysis Series No.2 Local Services Under Seige

Author: Glen Bramley Date: 01 May 2012 Other publication/report

Conceptual Notes Series No. 4 Local Services

Author: Glen Bramley Date: 01 May 2012 Other publication/report

Defining the breadline: is a Northern Ireland consensus?

Author: Mike Tomlinson Date: 26 April 2012 Conference paper/presentation

Material Deprivation in Europe: Which Expenditures are Curtailed First?

Author: David Gordon Date: 19 April 2012 Conference paper/presentation

Conceptual Notes Series No. 3 Older People

Author: Demi Patsios Date: 01 April 2012 Other publication/report

Conceptual Notes Series No. 7 Living Standards

Author: Demi Patsios Date: 01 April 2012 Other publication/report

Conceptual Notes Series No. 6 Significance of Family

Author: Mary Daly Date: 01 April 2012 Other publication/report

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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