Poverty, wealth and place in Britain 1968 to 2005

D Dorling, J Rigby, BW Wheeler, D Ballas, B Thomas, E Fahmy, D Gordon, R Lupton

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This study of how poverty and wealth are geographically distributed in Britain covers the past 30 to 40 years. The relationship between wealth and place is little understood, and establishing the geographical distribution of wealth is essential for a more thorough understanding of social inequalities. The study builds on previous work on poverty in Britain by Wheeler et al. (Wheeler, B., Shaw, M., Mitchell, R. and Dorling, D., Life in Britain: Using Millennial Census data to understand poverty, inequality and place, Policy Press, September 2005) and Pantazis, Gordon and Levitas (Pantazis, C., Gordon, D. and Levitas, R. (Eds), Poverty and Social Exclusion in Britain, The Policy Press, 2006), for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Census and survey data have been used to construct consistent small area measures of both wealth and poverty at points in time across the last four decades.
Translated title of the contributionPoverty, wealth and place in Britain 1968 to 2005
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages111
ISBN (Print)9781861349958
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Bibliographical note

Published by: Policy Press & Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Other identifier: 1861349955


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