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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Child benefit packages for working families, 1992-2009

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 01 November 2012 Book chapter

Child poverty and child well-being in comparative perspective

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 01 June 2013 Book chapter

Conclusion

Author: Shailen Nandy Date: 29 February 2012 Book chapter

Evidence base implications for policy Utopia calling: Eradicating child poverty in the United Kingdom and beyond

Author: Ruth Levitas Date: 29 February 2012 Book chapter

Measurement and methodologies Measuring child poverty and deprivation

Author: David Gordon Date: 29 February 2012 Book chapter

Child rights, child survival and child poverty: the debate

Author: Simon Pemberton Date: 29 February 2012 Book chapter

Global child poverty and well-being, Measurement, concepts, policy and action, Eds: Alberto Minujin, Shailen Nandy

Author: Shailen Nandy Date: 29 February 2012 Book chapter

Measurement and methodologies Measuring child poverty and deprivation

Author: David Gordon Date: 29 February 2012 Book chapter

Box 4m: Comparative research on poverty

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 01 June 2012 Book chapter

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

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 20 June 2012 Book chapter

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

Child Poverty in the first five years of life

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 04 July 2011 Book chapter

Poverty

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 15 June 2011 Book chapter

Poverty

Author: David Gordon Date: 04 July 2011 Book chapter

Framing the Debate

Author: Shailen` Nandy Date: 29 February 2012 Book chapter

Lone parents in comparative perspective

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 27 October 2011 Conference paper/presentation

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

Author: Gill Main Date: 31 October 2011 Conference paper/presentation

Child poverty and subjective well-being

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

The subjective well-being and mental health of children

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw Date: 24 October 2011 Conference paper/presentation

Comparative Poverty Measurement

Author: David Gordon Date: 01 October 2011 Conference paper/presentation

Frontiers of Poverty

Author: David Gordon Date: 27 September 2011 Conference paper/presentation

Inequality and its effect on the Global Crisis

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

Poverty and Exclusion

Author: David Gordon Date: 30 August 2011 Conference paper/presentation

Public perceptions of poverty, social exclusion and living standards in the UK

Author: Eldin Fahmy Date: 27 July 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

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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