The final PSE UK conference, 2014

Author/s: 
David Gordon

Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK - the 3rd Townsend Memorial Conference

19 - 20 June 2014

Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL

Today 33% of the UK population suffer from multiple deprivation as defined by the UK public; in 1983 this figure was 14%.

This free 2-day Peter Townsend Memorial Conference 2014 was funded by the ESRC as part of Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK. The conference presented the findings of the PSE 2012 research project, the latest in the series of UK Poverty surveys carried out since 1983. The research uses the consensual approach to measuring poverty now adopted by both developed and developing countries.

PROGRAMME AND LINKS TO PRESENTATIONS

The presentations were given by members of the Poverty and Social Exclusion research team, from eight UK universities. Download each presentation as a PDF or (where available) as a powerpoint slide presentation from the links in the Programme. The Press Release, Programme and 'zipped' collections of all presentations for Thursday 19 June and Friday 20 June are also available to download below. Please credit the named author(s) and the ESRC PSE research project for any use of this material.

Featured presentations

Thursday 19 June 2014

First Session 'Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK: Advancing the State of the Art'
Chair: Stewart Lansley

'Introduction: Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK'
Dave Gordon
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'Developing Measures of PSE in the 21st Century: Focus Groups, Cognitive Testing and Expert Review'
Eldin Fahmy
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'Life on a Low Income in Austere Times: Precarious budgets and diminishing services'
Simon Pemberton, Eldin Fahmy, Eileen Sutton and Karen Bell

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Second Session 'The Necessities of Life in the UK'
Chair: Jonathan Bradshaw

'The Changing Necessities of Life: 1983 to 2012'
Stewart Lansley and Joanna Mack
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'What do Children Need?'
Gill Main
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Third Session 'The Extent of Poverty in the UK'
Chair: Joanna Mack

'How Many People are Poor and Deprived and How Do We Know?'
David Gordon
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'Social Exclusion in the UK'
Ruth Levitas
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'How Many Poor and Deprived Children are there in the UK?'
Jonathan Bradshaw
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'Poverty and Exclusion in Scotland'
Nick Bailey, Glen Bramley and Maria Gannon
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'Poverty and Exclusion in Northern Ireland'
Mike Tomlinson
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Fourth Session 'How bad is poverty for your health?'
Chair: Ruth Levitas

'Poverty, Exclusion and Disability in the UK'
Pauline Heslop
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Friday 20 June

Fifth Session 'Why Don’t People Just Stop Being Poor?'
Chair: Dave Gordon

'Every Penny Counts: Family Life on a Low Income'
Mary Daly and Grace Kelly
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'Life on a Low Income in Austere Times: Impact on relationships'
Simon Pemberton, Eldin Fahmy, Eileen Sutton and Karen Bell

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'Explaining Poverty to the Public'
Joanna Mack
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'Community Engagement in Challenging Times'
Gabi Kent
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Sixth Session 'Living Standards in the UK'
Chair: Christina Pantazis

'A UK Living Standards Index'
Demi Patsios, Paddy Hillyard and Marco Pomati
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'Poverty and Services, Neighbourhoods and Housing'
Glen Bramley and Kirsten Besemer

'Poverty, Employment and Working Conditions'
Nick Bailey
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Seventh Session 'Family Poverty'
Chair: Mary Daly

'Poverty and Gender'
Esther Dermott and Christina Pantazis
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'Poverty and Parenting'
Esther Dermott and Marco Pomati
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Eighth Session 'Demography of Poverty'
Chair: Nick Bailey

'Poverty and Ethnicity'
Christina Pantazis and Saffron Karlsen
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'Poverty and Youth'
Eldin Fahmy
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'Poverty and Older People',
Demi Patsios
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Ninth Session: Key Issues
Chair: Mike Tomlinson

'Rural Poverty in Scotland'
Maria Gannon, Nick Bailey and Glen Bramley
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'Poverty, Debt and Financial Exclusion'
Glen Bramley and  Kirsten Besemer
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'Fuel Poverty'
David Gordon
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AttachmentSize
PDF icon Third Townsend Memorial Conference Programme.pdf153.1 KB
Package icon PSE Conference 1.zip5.33 MB
Package icon PSE Conference 2.zip13.01 MB
PDF icon Bailey, PSE Scotland.pdf430.6 KB
PDF icon Bailey, Employment, poverty and social exclusion.pdf555.05 KB
PDF icon Bramley and Besemer, Services, Housing and Neighbourhoods.pdf127.88 KB
PDF icon Bramley and Besemer, Debt and Financial Exclusion.pdf181.12 KB
PDF icon Bradshaw, Child deprivation and social exclusion.pdf229.66 KB
Office presentation icon Bradshaw, Child deprivation and social exclusion.ppt5.59 MB
PDF icon Daly, Every Penny Counts.pdf148.5 KB
PDF icon Dermott, Gender.pdf290.63 KB
Office presentation icon Dermott and Pantazis, Gender and poverty.ppt458 KB
PDF icon Dermott and Pomati, Parenting_0.pdf608.3 KB
Office presentation icon Dermott and Pomati, Parenting and poverty.ppt864 KB
PDF icon Fahmy, Developing measures of PSE.pdf387.32 KB
PDF icon Fahmy, Poverty and Youth.pdf460.2 KB
PDF icon Gannon, Rural poverty in Scotland.pdf704.14 KB
Office presentation icon Gannon, Bailey, Bramley and Besemer, Rural poverty in Scotland.ppt1.01 MB
PDF icon Gordon - PSE Final Conference Introduction .pdf954.55 KB
Office presentation icon Gordon, Conference introduction.ppt1.8 MB
PDF icon Gordon - How Many People are Poor in the UK.pdf707 KB
Office presentation icon Gordon, How Many People are Poor in the UK.ppt1.28 MB
PDF icon Gordon, Fuel Poverty.pdf387.78 KB
Office presentation icon Gordon, Fuel Poverty .ppt682 KB
PDF icon Kent, Community.pdf2.09 MB
Office presentation icon Kent, Community engagement.ppt1.91 MB
PDF icon Heslop, Poverty, Exclusion and disability in the UK.pdf1.24 MB
PDF icon Levitas, Social Exclusion in the UK.pdf852 KB
Office presentation icon Levitas and Fahmy, Social Exclusion in the UK.ppt625.5 KB
PDF icon Mack and Lansley, Attitudes to necessities 1983-2012.pdf327.88 KB
Office presentation icon Mack and Lansley, Attitudes to necessities 1983_2012.ppt453 KB
PDF icon Mack_Explaining poverty to the public.pdf6.24 MB
Office presentation icon Mack, Explaining poverty to the public.ppt15.13 MB
PDF icon Main, What do children need.pdf279.6 KB
Office presentation icon Main and Bradsahw, What do children need.ppt2.63 MB
PDF icon Pantazis, Poverty and Ethnicity.pdf214.77 KB
PDF icon Patsios, Pensioner poverty and social exclusion.pdf692.12 KB
PDF icon Patsios, UK Living Standards Index.pdf1.06 MB
PDF icon Tomlinson, Poverty and Social Exclusion NI.pdf454.04 KB
Office presentation icon Tomlinson, Poverty and social exclusion NI, Legacies of conflict.ppt2.6 MB
PDF icon 17Jun14 Poverty in the UK press release_PSE conference.pdf117.02 KB
Publication date: 
Jun 23 2014

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Comment: 
I was so sorry to have missed the conference, but grateful that the presentations are made available, so I can read and digest at my own pace! The PSE is doing some excellent work in keeping poverty and inequality at the top of the political agenda – where it belongs. We need to mobilise and work with the trade unions and claimants' organisations and maybe get fliers into foodbanks so that everyone is aware of the true facts. The facts and figures presented give really useful ammunition for challenging some of the myths and negative stereotypes of those who are surviving poverty today. Well done everyone who organised and took part in the conference.