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Poverty: The Facts 6th ed

ISBN13: 9781910715215
Published: October 2017
Publisher: Child Poverty Action Group
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £15.00

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A comprehensive overview of the causes, extent and effects of poverty in the UK.

  • History of the politics of and debates around poverty
  • CPAG's analysis of the causes and effects of poverty
  • Impacts on children and cost to society
  • Discussion of what is poverty? How does it relate to concepts like inequality and deprivation? Is it all about money?
  • How can poverty be measured?
  • What causes poverty?
  • Who is most at risk? Eg, women, children, people with disabilities, ethnic minority groups, age groups...
  • Impact of family structures, eg lone apretns
  • Poverty and work
  • Poverty and costs - eg, housing and childcare
  • Poverty dynamics - how long do people stay poor etc?
  • The lived experience of poverty - costs, debt, food, shame, exclusion etc
  • How do we tackle poverty?
  • International comparisons
  • Where next?

Social Security and Welfare Law
1. Introduction
2. What is poverty?
3. How do we measure it?
4. Why should we worry about child poverty? Causes, circumstances and risk factors
5. What causes poverty?
6. Who is at risk of poverty?
7. Does family structure matter?
8. Poverty and work
9. Poverty risk factors
10. Poverty and costs Dynamics of poverty
11. How long do people stay in poverty? Dimensions of poverty
12. The lived experience of poverty Poverty and policy
13. How do we tackle poverty?
14. International comparisons
15. Where next?