This title was first published in 2000: This collection of papers reviews the theory, method and policy relevance of post-war poverty research. It is designed to contribute to bringing high quality research in this area back to the centre of both social research and informed policy debate.
Table of Contents
Editors’ introduction, Jonathan Bradshaw and Roy Sainsbury; Post-1945 poverty research and things to come, Peter Townsend; The scientific urban measurement of poverty: recent theoretical advances, David Gordon; Agreeing poverty lines: the development of consensual budget standards methodology, Sue Middleton; Developing the use of administrative data to study poverty, George Smith and Michael Noble; Analysis of low income using the family resources survey, Liz Tadd; A century of poverty in Britain, 1898-1998: a geographical analysis, Ian Gregory, Humphrey Southall and Daniel Dorling; Urban deprivation and government expenditure: where does spending go?, Glen Bramley and Martin Evans; The geography of misery: area disadvantage and patterns of neighbourhood dissatisfaction in England, Roger Burrows and David Rhodes; From poverty to social exclusion?: the legacy of London overspill in Haverhill, Linda Harvey and David Backwith; Patterns of exclusion in the electronic economy, Jan Pahl and Lou Opit; Poverty studies in Europe and the evolution of the concept of social exclusion, John Washington, Ian Paylor and Jennifer Harris; Where are the poor in the future of poverty research?, Ruth Lister and Peter Beresford (with David Green and Kirsty Woodward).
’Researching Poverty is a very good summary of where the poverty industry is at today in Britain...Many of the academics writing in this volume have advised the current government and influenced its aim for the eradication of poverty...I would recommend it.’ Progress in Human Geography