'The Impoverishment of the UK' PSE UK first results: Living Standards

David Gordon, Joanna Mack, Stewart Lansley, Gill Main, Shailen Nandy, Demi Patsios, Marco Pomati and the PSE team from the University of Bristol, Heriot-Watt University, National Centre for Social Research, Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency, The Open University, Queen's University Belfast, University of Glasgow and University of York.

The PSE: UK research identifies people falling below what the public agrees is a minimum standard of living and measures poverty and exclusion using a wide range of rigorous methods. This first report reveals a detailed picture of the extent of deprivation, low living standards and financial insecurity in the UK today.

Independent surveys of poverty using this methodology were first conducted in 1983 and again in 1990, 1999, 2002/03 and 2012. The report examines trends over this thirty year period and that the proportions of the population falling below the standards set by society at the time across a range of items and activities are higher today than in 1983, 1990 and 1999.

A short summary and the press releases accompanying the 'The Impoverishment of the UK' can be found in the News section, PSE report reveals impoverished nation.


Publication date: 
Nov 23 2014