PSE UK Reports

In this section you will find the final reports of the PSE-UK research team. The reports that cover the main findings on deprivation, living standards and poverty from the PSE UK 2010-2014 research project are below in order of publication with those published first below and the more recent ones on the next page.

In the left hand menu, Results Analysis of attitudes,  contains the reports of the findings of the PSE 'Attitudes to necessities and services' questionnaire and Policy Reponse papers covers the PSE team's reports on government consultations.

You will find details of the journal papers and books based on the findings under Publications, in the menu bar above. 

The findings were presented at the The PSE UK Final Conference in June 2014 and at the PSE Scotland conference in August 2014.

The most recent reports published by the PSE_UK team (next page) cover: 'Producing the PSE poverty line', which sets out the 'steps' of analysis taken in estbalishing the PSE combined deprivation/low income poverty theshold; 'PSE reduced and responsive scales', which identifies a smaller subset of the PSE necessities that could be used to accurately identify those in deprivation;  'Poverty and local services in the midst of austerity', which examines the state of public and private services and trends since 1999; and  'Poverty and social exclusion in urban and rural areas of Scotland', which finds significant poverty in every kind of location in Scotland, with the highest levels in large urban areas.

The earlier reports (below) cover: 'The impoverishment of the UK'; 'Child Poverty and Social Exclusion'; 'Life on low income in austere times'; and 'We are sitting with the big people now'. These reports provide extensive details of the high levels of deprivation across the UK and the deep personal impact that it has on people's lives.

PSE UK Reports list

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Nick Bailey

This paper identifies a subset of necessities from the full set used in the PSE deprivation index which accurately identifies individuals seen as deprived by the full set - at least down to the level of the most deprived 15%.

David Gordon

The PSE poverty threshold is a measure that combines multiple deprivation and low income. A 'Note' on poverty measures and 'Steps' to producing a poverty threshold - set out how this is done and outlines the tests made to ensure a reliable and discriminatory index.

Glen Bramley and Kirsten Besemer

This latest PSE report assesses the state of local public and private services and trends since 1999. It finds that while most universal services have high usage, leisure and cultural services have seen falls in usage risking a spiral of decline.

Nick Bailey, Glen Bramley and Maria Gannon

Analysis of the PSE-UK survey results finds significant poverty in every kind of location in Scotland with poverty highest in large urban areas and lowest in remote towns though there is strong evidence that access to services is worse in more rural or remote locations.

Gabi Kent
As part of the PSE UK team's commitment to encouraging public engagement, stimulating debate and informing policy, the team sought to develop new approaches to engaging with grassroots lobbying groups, community practitioners and people directly affected by poverty and social exclusion. In collaboration with the Community Foundation  for Northern Ireland a pilot project was run with eight local community groups across Northern Ireland.
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.

In this section you will find reports outlining our approach to the PSE UK 2012 research project.

Gill Main and Jonathan Bradshaw

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's sake.

Simon Pemberton, Eileen Sutton, Eldin Fahmy and Karen Bell

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.

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