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2B Poverty Trends

Poor Britain
The Poverty and Social Exclusion Survey (Gordon et al, 2000) delivered a biting criticism of
Britain at the end of the 20th century. Its findings, based on the third Breadline Britain Study, told
a sorry tale:
9.5m people could…

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not only by the risk factors of the various social groups but also by the respective sizes of these
groups in the overall population. Thus, if unemployment is a tiny problem then unemployed people
will form only a small part of the poor population,…

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The middle classes have a larger amount of accumulated wealth (houses shares,
savings etc), which they can pass on to their children. Working class groups benefit less
from their inheritance.
The `underclass' represents a particularly acute case of poverty and disadvantage.

Gender and Poverty…

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others to live in deprived areas be poor be unemployed, compared with white people with similar
qualifications suffer ill health and live in overcrowded and unpopular housing (Social Exclusion
Unit, 2000). In many cases the reasons for poverty are the same as those for…




This a great and comprehensive summary of the key trends when looking poverty. There is a lot of great evidence included in the notes and the data provided is nicely extensive. Great job.

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