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Guernsey survey of relative poverty

Alternative titleGuernsey survey of relative poverty


The Survey of Guernsey Living Standards was commissioned by the States of Guernsey to provide reliable, scientific information about the extent of poverty on the Island, and to present potential policy options for eliminating poverty in Guernsey. Based upon the consensual approach to the definition and measurement of poverty, the research comprised three phases:

1. determining the social and material necessities of life in Guernsey, and the views of Islanders about what could be done to improve the standard of living on the island
2. determining the standard of living of Islanders and the extent of poverty in Guernsey based upon the consensual approach developed in phase one
3. identifying a range of policy options which can contribute to the development of a corporate anti-poverty strategy for Guernsey.

The Full Reports and Executive Summary are now available for download from the Townsend Centre website.

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  • SPS Centre for the Study of Poverty and Social Justice

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