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The final report into child poverty and social exclusion finds 30% of children lack two of more of the child necessities and that child deprivation would be much higher if parents were not sacrificing their own living standards for their children...

The final report from the PSE qualitative research on the reality of life on low income records how people's perpetual struggles to make meagre budgets stretch eventually this takes its toll on their lives.

Young woman with pushchair, graffiti

The PSE team presented the findings of their research at The 3rd Peter Townsend Memorial Conference: Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK, held in June 2014. Download the presentations.

The PSE website

This  website is part of a major ESRC research project, Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK (PSE: UK) and offers a comprehensive research and teaching tool.

As well as providing full details of the PSE UK research project itself, it includes a searchable digest of recent news stories, reports and specially commissioned articles on poverty and social exclusion in the UK, video testimonies of living in poverty and details of projects encouraging collaboration between research and community groups.

PSE Research has the first results from the two PSE UK surveys, including the first report, The Impoverishment of the UK, and short accessible summaries under Key findings. Full data from the attitudes to necessities survey is now available to investigate under Explore the data and the top level results for the living standards survey can be found under Questionnaires.

Do contact us, if you have suggestions for improvements.


PSE conference
19 - 20 June

All Conference presentations available for download.