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36 per cent lack basic necessities

36 per cent lack basic necessities | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
More than a quarter of adults in Northern Ireland live without basic necessities like food, heat or clothing, research on poverty has revealed.
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The article cites a study by ESRC-funded Poverty and Social Exclusion in the United Kingdom (PSE), which is led by the University of Bristol.

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Scottish poverty study calls on governments to tackle rising deprivation

Scottish poverty study calls on governments to tackle rising deprivation | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The percentage of households falling below society's minimum standard of living has increased from 14 per cent to 33 per cent over the last 30 years, despite the size of the economy doubling. This is one of the stark findings from the largest study of poverty and deprivation ever conducted in the UK.
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Council tax rises hit Britain’s poor hardest

Council tax rises hit Britain’s poor hardest | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

War widows, carers and the disabled are among 2.31 million people who used to be entitled to council tax benefit but have now had their support substantially reduced or taken away altogether.

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The article quotes research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies which is funded by the ESRC.

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Single mothers 'do just as good a job as couples'

Single mothers 'do just  as good a job as couples' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Poverty has a more detrimental effect on young children than lone parenthood
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The article quotes the findings of ESRC-funded research by Dr Susan Harkness at the University of Bath, which found that children's development was "little affected" by their family structure.

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Poverty blights elite education path

Poverty blights elite education path | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A child's background can be a bigger deciding factor than their academic ability in how likely they are to get into top universities, says research.
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This article refers to research undertaken by the Institute for Fiscal Studies which receives funding from the ESRC.

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‘Too Poor To Socialise': Experts Say Government's Efforts To Curb Poverty Have Failed

‘Too Poor To Socialise': Experts Say Government's Efforts To Curb Poverty Have Failed | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Millions in the UK are too poor to engage in common social activities, experts have said, as a new report suggests that full-time work is not always sufficient to escape poverty. Experts are calling on the Government to take action after new evidence showed that the percentage of households that fall below society's minimum standard of living has increased sharply over the last 30 years - despite the size of the economy doubling.

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Article on the latest findings from the ESRC-funded Poverty and Social Exclusion programme.

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Sharp increase in number of working families falling into poverty

"The number of households falling below society's minimum standard of living has increased sharply over the last 30 years, despite the size of the economy doubling"

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Poverty hits twice as many British households as 30 years ago

Poverty hits twice as many British households as 30 years ago | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The UK economy has doubled in size since the early 1980s – yet the number of those suffering below-minimum living standards has grown by more than twice, a study claims

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Deprivation Britain: Poverty is getting worse - even among working families, according to major new study

Deprivation Britain: Poverty is getting worse - even among working families, according to major new study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The number of impoverished households has more than doubled in the 30 years since Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister, the largest study of deprivation ever conducted in the UK has concluded.

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Are families too poor for a decent diet?

Are families too poor for a decent diet? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Hundreds of public health experts write an open letter to the prime minister saying rising food prices and stagnant wages are creating a public health emergency. 

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This article quotes a report produced by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, who host two ESRC funded centres.


This article was originally published on 2 May 2014

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Scottish Poverty Study - Rising Deprivation

Scottish Poverty Study - Rising Deprivation | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

STV News at Six, Wednesday, 20/08/2014

 

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Programme discusses research covered in the ESRC-funded Poverty and Social Exclusion (PSE) project.

Coverage starts at 05:04 and concludes at 08:00

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Austerity Bites: A Journey to the Sharp End of Cuts in the UK

Reforms to housing benefit, cuts to disability benefits and child tax credits, harsher sanction regimes for Jobseeker’s Allowance and less generous uprating of benefits over time have hit some of the most vulnerable people in society, often several times over.

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Single mothers just as good as couples – the problem is poverty

Poverty has a more detrimental effect on young children than lone parenthood. According to a new survey a growing number of single parents are struggling not only with stigma but also to make ends meet.

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The article quotes an ESRC-funded study by Dr Susan Harkness of the University of Bath.

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Getting the OBR to track child poverty would mean governments could no longer ignore it

Getting the OBR to track child poverty would mean governments could no longer ignore it | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"The independent Institute for Fiscal Studies says child poverty is set to rise as the impact of this government’s choices starts to be seen in the official figures."

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The Institute for Fiscal Studies receives funding from the ESRC.

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Millions of Briton's struggle to cope with life's basic necessities

Millions of Briton's struggle to cope with life's basic necessities | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The findings in the Poverty and Social Exclusion report funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, suggested that 18million people are on the brink financially.

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Bristol researchers claim almost one in three people now living in poverty

Bristol researchers claim almost one in three people now living in poverty | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

ALMOST 18 million people cannot afford adequate housing conditions and 1.5 million children live in households that cannot afford to heat their home, according to a study by Bristol researchers.

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Damning report reveals UK's shocking levels of poverty

Damning report reveals UK's shocking levels of poverty | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"The largest ever study of poverty and deprivation in the UK has revealed that the country's poverty levels are soaring"

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Poverty on the rise despite growing economy

Poverty on the rise despite growing economy | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

18 million people cannot afford adequate housing as poverty rises from 14 to 33 per cent, study finds.

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Five million children face living in poverty by 2020

Despite a growing economy, the UK is set to see a record level of child poverty as wages remain low and welfare cuts continue, with fears that almost five million children could be in poverty by 2020. Pete Henshaw reports.
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Poverty higher in Britain's suburbs than its inner cities

Poverty higher in Britain's suburbs than its inner cities | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"Researchers from the think-tank, the Smith Institute say most of those living in poverty are now to be found in Britain’s suburbs, because government investment has been channelled into deprived inner city urban areas instead."

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