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.


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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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

Inequalities in Old Age; the impact of the recession on older people in Ireland, North and South

Co-author: demetrios patsios Date: 01 January 2012 Journal article

Statistical Briefing Notes series No.3 Harmonised UK Omnibus 2012

Author: Demitrios Patsios Date: 01 March 2012 Other publication/report

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

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 20 June 2012 Book chapter

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

Author: steven jenkins Date: 01 July 2012 Journal article

120,000 Troubled Families?

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

A New Estimating Housing Need Model

Author: Glen Bramley Date: 04 July 2010 Conference paper/presentation

A child-derived material deprivation index

Author: Gill Main Date: 13 September 2012 Conference paper/presentation

A snapshot of child well-being in transition countries: exploring new methods of monitoring child well-being

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 22 February 2012 Book chapter

Affordability Criteria for Mortgage Lending: household panel survey evidence and emerging regulation in the UK

Author: Glen Bramley Date: 01 March 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

An index of child material deprivation

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

Analysis Series No.1 Necessities in Northern Ireland

Author: Grace Kelly Date: 01 March 2012 Other publication/report

Analysis Series No.2 Local Services Under Seige

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

Analysis Series No.3 Final Report on Focus Groups

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

Beyond The Foodbank

Author: Ruth Levitas Date: 13 April 2013 Conference paper/presentation

Box 4m: Comparative research on poverty

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 01 June 2012 Book chapter

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

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

Child Poverty and Social Exclusion

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 06 January 2012 Conference paper/presentation

Child Poverty in the first five years of life

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 04 July 2011 Book chapter

Child benefit packages for working families, 1992-2009

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 01 November 2012 Book chapter

Child deprivation, multidimensional poverty and monetary poverty in Europe, IWP-2012-02 INNOCENTI WORKING PAPER

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

Child poverty and child well-being in comparative perspective

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 01 June 2013 Book chapter

Child poverty and subjective well-being

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 04 October 2011 Conference paper/presentation

Child poverty in the UK.

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

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Start date
31 March 2010
End date
30 March 2014
Grant holder
Professor David Gordon
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
Grant reference
Social Policy
Grant type